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St. James Court

Most of the early views of St. James Court showed only the entrance to the exclusive residential section at Fourth and Victoria Place (now Magnolia).  

St. James Court was built in the late 1890s on the site of the 1883-1887 Southern Exposition.  Today it hosts the region's premier open air art show every fall.


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

"St James Court, Louisville KY"
Entrance to St James Court

Entrance to St James Court ca 1905  
"St James Court,
Louisville, Ky."
Post cards mailed in 1907 & 1908

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"Fountain Court, Louisville KY"
The Fountain, looking south, St. James Court
Mailed 1911, card by Bagby Howe Drug Co.

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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