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Overhill St. School: 1892

Overhill St. School: 1892

I bought this photo at a flea market at the Alabama State Fairgrounds sometime in the seventies. It is a school class picture taken presumably in 1892. I have been intrigued with the photo since I first saw it. Where is Overhill St School? Why was the lady on the first row defaced? What do you think fellow Shorpyites? View full size.

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School Location

Overhill Street was changed to Rubel Avenue, so the address is now 639 Rubel Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky.

Thanks Harold!

Thanks for the info!

School location

The Jefferson County Public School System website lists "Overhill Street School" as an elementary school that closed in 1911,in Louisville. Some further searches indicate that the school was replaced in 1911 by the Broadway School.

What lady?

I see the remains of an unsettled spirit.

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