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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Woof: 1906

Woof: 1906

Circa 1906. "Union Station, Louisville, Kentucky." Continuing our architectural tour of the Derby City, with Fido as our guide. 8x10 glass neg. View full size.

 

+102

Below is the same view from August of 2008.

More Animals in the Picture

Please, say something about the donkey and the horses too!

Station dogs

My guess is that the dog statues were originally planned for Louisville's "postal castle," but moved here after objections from the letter carriers' union.

Still There

Went through a $2 mil renovation in 1980 and is now the home of the Transit Authority of the River City (TARC). There website has some history.

http://www.ridetarc.org/inside-tarc/union-station.asp

Dog Thoughts

"That's a sculpture of me on the woof, er, roof."

 
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