The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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  • No 4 - 106-108 W Walnut 1951_web.jpg

    106-108 W. Walnut Street (now Muhammad Ali Blvd.), 1951. The J. Graham Brown School now occupies those lots.
  • TOR 1890 20 copy.jpg

    Tornado damage in Louisville after 1890 tornado.
  • TOR 1890 17 copy.jpg

    Tornado damage in Louisville after 1890 tornado.
  • 1215 Hess Ln.jpg

    Behind Battery E of the 6th Regiment Field Artillery Replacement stands the former home of Herman Kurz, a Louisville grocer. You can see the house on Hess Lane today.
  • HessLanefromPanorama.jpg

    Behind Battery E of the 6th Regiment Field Artillery Replacement stands the former home of Herman Kurz, a Louisville grocer. You can see the house on Hess Lane today.
  • No 3 - 13th and Madison 1946_web.jpg

    13th and Madison Streets, 1946. Light industry, apartments, and a small city park now occupy that intersection.
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  • TOR 1890 21 copy.jpg

    Tornado damage in Louisville after 1890 tornado.
  • 013PC53.28.jpg

    A large lecture hall is filled with men, shown from the rear looking forward. On the wall are large insignias of the 20th Army Air Force and the 40th Bomb Group. Verso reads, "Breifing [sic] Room - 40th Bomb Gp. Before a mission - 40th Group insignia at right 20th AAF at right [sic]. 33 crews ready to go. Projection machine in front - projects weather map on screen."
  • PC3.0262.094.jpg

    Dr. James C. Mitchell leased and then sold his home and property for the Camp, but its distinctive frame remains in the neighborhood behind George Rogers Clark Park.
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    Dr. James C. Mitchell leased and then sold his home and property for the Camp, but its distinctive frame remains in the neighborhood behind George Rogers Clark Park.
  • PC3.0262.035_Ben Boerste #2 Page 17.jpg

    Supposedly the home of early Jefferson County settler Elizabeth Prather, the Ben Boerste house is across Illinois Avenue from the Louisville Nature Center’s parking lot.
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    Supposedly the home of early Jefferson County settler Elizabeth Prather, the Ben Boerste house is across Illinois Avenue from the Louisville Nature Center’s parking lot.
  • PC3.0262.013_ Catherine Dahl #1 Page 7.jpg

    Purchased by the US Government from Katherine Dahl, this home housed Camp Commander Major General Harry Hale. Today it is for sale.
  • 4211 Poplar Level road.jpg

    Purchased by the US Government from Katherine Dahl, this home housed Camp Commander Major General Harry Hale. Today it is for sale.
  • No 2 - 734 Dixie - rear window view 1951_web.jpg

    View from the rear window of 734 Dixie Highway, site of former LFC.
  • No 1 - 734 Dixie Hwy View out front window 1951_web.jpg

    View from the front window of 734 Dixie Highway (formerly South 18th Street) south of Broadway looking east, 1951. As late as the early 1950s the area was a viable neighborhood of residences, businesses, and organizations. Within a few years the entire area was razed to make way for the Philip Morris industrial complex. Since closed and itself razed, the area today is a vacant lot awaiting new development.
  • No 10 - 7th St betw Broadway and Magazine 1951 - site of former LFC_web.jpg

    The site of the former Louisville Female College, 1951. This view looking south provides a good view of the antebellum date row houses that would also soon be demolished. The Gene Snyder U. S. Courthouse and Custom House (the U. S. Post Office, Court House, and Custom House in the 1950s) can be glimpsed in the distance. This property is now surface parking for the federal courthouse and Romano Mazzoli Federal Building.
  • No 5 - 8th and liberty looking southeast, 1946_web.jpg

    8th and Liberty Streets looking southeast, 1946. The Metropolitan Sewer District building is there today.
  • PC3.0262.092_W.S. Bodley #1.jpg

    W. S. Bodley sold this home and property for the Camp; in 1921, some of the property was repurchased by Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston and given to the city of Louisville as George Rogers Clark Park. This house remained in the residential area.
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