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Urban Renewal photographs by Charles Byrne

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1980_002-PA

Content Description

164 4 x 5 inch negatives; 100 loose prints; 81 composite prints. Urban Renewal Project, 1963; composite block fronts; Old Louisville. Item count is approximate. These original prints and negatives were taken by Charles Byrne for the Louisville urban renewal project. The photographs served as documentation of areas that were to be razed or otherwise developed. In many cases, the photographs are the only existing representations of these buildings. The photographs include urban renewal project areas in east downtown and west downtown Louisville, from Market Street south to Broadway and Fifteenth Street east to Jackson Street, the Southwick neighborhood, and the Louisville riverfront.The photographs document every lot and structure in over one thousand city blocks.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • circa 1963



345 photographs (2 boxes)