The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

Louisville, City in Transition

Ivey W. Cousins captured streetscapes and buildings in downtown Louisville from Broadway north to the Ohio River and the residential district of Third and Fourth Streets in Old Louisville in 1959. During an era of transition with urban renewal in full swing, construction of expressways, and the expansion of the downtown medical complex—Cousins documented many of the buildings and streetscapes lost to history.


Heather Potter, Curator of Photographs & Prints; Bill Carner, Filson Volunteer; and Carole Crites, Filson Volunteer