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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Off Shelby / Shelby St. Streetcar Barn

 
 
Off Shelby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Off Shelby Marker
Inscription.  
Off Shelby
This road was once part of the Shelby St. streetcar line, which connected Germantown to downtown Louisville. This included the famous “Schnitzelburg Loop.” Completed in 1907, the loop helped transform Schnitzelburg, Germantown, and Shelby Park from farmland to urban neighborhoods. The line was abandoned after World War II.

Shelby St. Streetcar Barn
By 1895, this area was used by the Louisville City Railway Company as a car barn, when electric cars replaced mule-drawn cars. It was the primary operator of streetcars, which were the main mode of mass transit in Louisville from 1864 through the late 1920s, when they were replaced with buses. The last streetcar ran on Derby Day, 1948.
Sponsored by Shelby Park Neighborhood Assn.

 
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2482.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Shelby St. Streetcar Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Shelby St. Streetcar Barn Marker
In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.819′ N, 85° 44.516′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Shelby Street and East Ormsby Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Shelby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1274 South Shelby Street, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisville Cotton Mill / Germantown Mill Lofts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Vincent de Paul Parish / D.X. Murphy (1853-1933) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Cross Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Shelby Park Neighborhood / Shelby Park Branch Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schnitzelburg / Dainty (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Matthew Church / Act of Compassion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Preston and St. Catherine Streets Historic District / Mason Maury (approx. 0.6 miles away); Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Schnitzelburg. Information on this area within Germantown that became defined by the streetcar loop. From Historic Louisville Guide. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Off Shelby / Shelby St. Streetcar Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Off Shelby / Shelby St. Streetcar Barn Marker
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 26, 2021