This building has had a few lives in its 124 year existence. Constructed in 1890, it started as the Louisville Normal School. When the Normal School moved to East Broadway in 1916, the school was renamed Hiram Roberts school after a former principal of the Normal School. Here are some boys taking a cooking [...]
This grand ‘little’ house sat at 1118 S. 2nd Street. The Archbishop John Floersh resided here for a while. This photograph was taken in 1939. We’re not sure why or when this was torn down but today there stands a large grey concrete-looking building, the William R. Pettigrew Christian Activities Building. And a parking lot.
We have the opportunity and pleasure to show a few photos from the collection of Mr. Erdley from Louisville. His Great Uncle was a photographer back in the day and captured a few street scenes along the way. This is one from the 1937 Flood at the intersection of W. Kentucky and 28th St:
We’re going to keep it simple on this first MASHüp Monday of the New Year. This building is pretty infamous–and we think it’s amazing the signs are still present.
The old photograph is from the University of Louisville’s Photographic archives and was taken in 1937.
And then we found this one taken in 1928:
We chose this photo not for a historic look at part of the Bernheim Distillery at 15th and Maple, but for that awesome cute car on the curb!! What is that? This photo is from 1957 and while we’ve seen one of those at the annual Street Rod show–we can’t remember what it is.
Today, after months of hard work, the first issue of The Louisville Lip is up/out! It’s an online magazine from and for people who love and care about Louisville. You know what, you should really just check it out for yourself–it’s pretty great to hear from some new voices!
The foodie holidays are here!
It’s a perfect time to break out those old photos and share stories. And if you run across any you’d like to share with us, we’ll be back next week after we recover from our food comas. Have a great Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!