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Fourth Avenue

Today we call it Fourth Street.  In the late 19th and early 20th Century it was known as 4th Avenue.  It was the neighborhood's avenue of public buildings, churches and parks, as well as a prestigious residential street.  North of the neighborhood in the downtown area proper, Fourth was the city's main commercial street.  

"Fourth Avenue, Louisville KY"
Near 4th & Hill/Belgravia Ct.

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"St Paul's Church, Louisville KY"
With entrance to St James Court
at 4th and Magnolia

"Winter Scene,
4th Avenue and Central Park,
Louisville, KY"
Post card mailed in 1910


(click here for more views of the entrance to
St. James Court)

click for more views of Central Park

Puritan Hotel
"The Puritan, Louisville, Ky."
4th and Ormsby
(more views)

"Fourth Avenue Baptist Church
Corner Fourth and Oak Streets, Louisville, Ky.
Rev E.S. Alderman, DD, Pastor"

4th Avenue Methodist Church
"Fourth Ave. Methodist Church,
Louisville Kentucky"
4th and St. Catherine Streets
(more views)

"Cortlandt Hotel, Louisville KY"
4th Street between
Breckinridge & Kentucky 1941
(more views)

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War Memorial Auditorium
4th & Kentucky
(1937 Flood view)
"Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church,
Louisville KY"
4th and Kentucky


"New Christian Church, Louisville, KY"
4th and Breckinridge
Card mailed in 1912

Service Club
"Louisville's Own Service Club, 824 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY
Made Possible by the Generosity of the Public Spirited Citizens of the Community"
near 4th and Breckinridge

"Louisville Public Library,
Louisville Ky."
4th and York

See also
Central Park
Scenes of the 1937 Flood

Vintage Postcard Views of Louisville

Old Louisville 
     Second Street  
     Third Avenue  
     Fourth Avenue  
     St James Court  
     Central Park  
     The Confederate Monument  
     The 1937 Flood  

Louisville (the rest of the city)
     Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby  
     The Old Court House  
     City Hall
     East to West along Broadway 
     The Seelbach Hotel  
     Railroad Stations   
     Without extended descriptions:
     Fourth Street   
     The Armory  
     The Old Post Office and Customs House    
     City Parks   


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