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Hotels in Old Louisville

Old Louisville once had its share of Hotels and Motels.  The Puritan, opened at 4th & Ormsby in 1917, was one of the most prestigious in the city.  It was a favorite of President Truman when he visited the city.  In 1926, the Mayflower opened next to the Puritan as another apartment hotel and restaurant, (now the site of Bucks).  The Cortlandt, on 4th near Kentucky was in business at least by the 1930s.  in the 1940s and 50s, a Victorian Old Louisville home (since demolished) formed the entrance to Marquette Terrace at 3rd & Ormsby, now the site of the Hildebrandt House.


  Puritan Hotel 
Puritan Porch  Puritan
The Puritan Apartment Hotel
4th and Ormsby
Built 1917
1940s-50s views


"Cortlandt Hotel, Louisville KY"
4th and St. Catherine
View during the 1937 Flood


The Marquette Terrace and Toddle House Restaurant
3rd and Ormsby

Marquette Terrace
Marquette Terrace
Post card mailed 1949

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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