23 November 2008

Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 1935 My Old Kentucky Home

This is kind of tough to look at.
This is the neighborhood where I used to live and work. Back then, there was a drugstore on every corner. The first building on the right is where our store was for almost nine years. It's funny how death and re-birth applies to practically everything. I witnessed several incarnations of this neighborhood, participated in one as a merchant. When I left, it was dead as a door-nail. Syd sent me some pictures recently that showed it thriving more than ever. He still lives right down the street.

[Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky, 1935]
Description Bardstown Road at Bonnycastle Avenue, on left, Louisville, Kentucky. A wide street with two streetcars on separate tracks, two cars driving, and many cars parked on each side of the street. To the left on a street corner is "Wallgreen Drugs" and a United States flag. To the right in the distance is another drugstore, then a few more buildings. The last one has a "Coca-Cola" sign. There are three United States flags on the right side of the street. There are thirteen pedestrians on the street and sidewalk. Telephone wires line the right side of the street, and a traffic light is strung across the street.
Subject Cities & towns
Commercial facilities
Stores & shops
Location Depicted Bardstown Road (Louisville, Ky.)
Bonnycastle Avenue (Louisville, Ky.)
Bonnycastle (Louisville, Ky.)
Louisville (Ky.)
Jefferson County (Ky.)
Date Original 1935
Object Type Photographic prints
Source [unknown dimensions] b&w photographic print. Item no. 1994.18.1074 in the Herald-Post collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

via: University Of Louisville Photographic Archives
(Louisville Herald-Post Collection)
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