Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
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Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
(Diane Deaton-Street)

Congrats to Trent Burdick for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as South Third Street from Hill Street in Old Louisville. The vintage view is from around the turn of the century and as luck would have it, the view is quite similar today (except for the oak trees that now tower over the street). Here’s a new sidewalk view ready for identification in the comments.

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  • And a few flickr photos of the day here and here and here.
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  1. That is W. Oak Street, looking west, just west of S. 12th Street. The steeple on the left is St. Williams. The overpass is that of the Paducah and Louisville Railroad.

  2. re: marathon trash

    Just to set the record straight, I saw street sweepers following the marathon route cleaning up the trash later in the afternoon.

  3. re: Livability to be a requirement in Fed transportation policy

    Will this in any way effect the ORBP?

  4. Jeff Noble is correct. That picture is W. Oak, taken at or near 12th street, looking west toward 13th with the RR overpass in the background beyond 13th.