A sidewalk in Louisville. (Courtesy UL Photographic Archives)
A sidewalk in Louisville. (Courtesy UL Photographic Archives)
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A sidewalk in Louisville. (Courtesy UL Photographic Archives)
A sidewalk in Louisville. (UL Photographic Archives)

And we’re back. Congratulations to Big Bad Bill from the Ville for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as Shelby Street looking north toward East Chestnut Street in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood. This time, we have a real challenge for our mystery sidewalk. I spotted this photo labeled “Broken sidewalk, Louisville, Kentucky” while perusing the University of Louisville’s Photographic Archives which didn’t have a location specified and decided to bring it to all of you. I don’t know it’s location or what buildings still remain, but perhaps you do. There are a few clues on UL’s photo page. Discuss your guesses in the comments below.

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  1. agree with Steely Dan, but E. Jefferson looking towards Wenzel from the curve where Baxter turns into Jeff

  2. That’s correct. The only building pictured that is still standing is the tire dealership. Where the photographer is standing would today be the middle of the Chestnut St. extension. UofL incorrectly has the photo tagged as Broadway/Russell/California.


  3. Thanks for the identification help! As the metadata librarian at U of L, I cataloged this image and will correct the location as soon as possible. This was an unidentified and undated photo from a large collection, and I’d have to retrace my steps to see how I came up with Broadway. Corrections and comments are always welcome.

  4. I am in agreement. It Jefferson looking west toward downtown. The tire dealership is now the fresh start growers supply.