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Circa 1906, continuing our tour of the Derby City. "Courthouse and Thomas Jefferson statue, Louisville, Kentucky." The building, which took over 20 years to complete, was called an "elephantine monstrosity" by one local newspaper. Elephantine or not, the pigeons like it. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.