Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. (Louisville, Ky.) Architectural plans, 1879-1961

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. (Louisville, Ky.)

Title: Architectural plans, 1879-1961

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for this collection, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 2.66 cubic feet (in 3 ovsz. boxes)

Locator Number: Mss. AR L888

Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of 217 architectural plans of L&N buildings that include but are not limited to drawings of: combination stations, passenger stations, freight depots, offices, telegraph stations; as well as houses for watchmen, oil, baggage, and ice. This collection also contains a small selection of drawings that cannot be defined as architectural plans, but rather fall under the category of maps, finished drawings, and signage. Remaining drawings include details of interior finishes.

The majority of plans in this collection date to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and, due to their timelines, are uniquely positioned to illuminate the rapid changes happening not only within the railroad industry but also the concurring social and technological changes.

Plans from Kentucky highlight the expansion of rail in directions both eastward and westward of Louisville as well as plans for Louisville proper. Louisville drawings of particular interest include Union Station drawings for both pre- and post-fire construction. Notable also are: drawings for a train shed and platform erected specifically for use during the Southern Exposition, South Louisville shop buildings, and interior details of ornate detailing found within both Union Station and the 9th Street office. Also of significant importance are the plans for the carriage porch and train sheds of Union Station. Like the station itself, some sources attribute these sheds to Henry Wolters. This attribution is difficult to discern as there is little information available on the sheds alone as compared with the main station. Regardless of architect, these sheds represent a typical, though not unremarkable, American train shed style of the 1880s. Its style of truss is known as “bent girder” and Louisville’s station featured a total span of 100 ft., a maximum height of 50 ft. and a length of 400 ft.

Drawings of Alabama and Tennessee plans are also included in this collection and highlight the L&N’s southbound movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The oldest plan of this collection, an 1879 engine house, is found within the Alabama records, as are records that depict equally-sized segregated waiting rooms, which differs from many of the Tennessee waiting rooms, which tended to utilize a smaller space for minorities. Many of Tennessee’s records represent the cities of Nashville, Ridgetop, and Portland. An image of the completed Ridgetop station can be found within the Filson’s Photograph Collection (AL-019).

Others points of interest include the signatures of various L&N figures, such as F.W. Mowbray and Frederick R. De Funiak. In total, approximately 70 plans contain initials of either their creator and/or approver.

Made of waxed linen, the majority of plans are in excellent condition. In plans that do show signs of wear and/or damage, these issues are confined to the edges of the project rolls and should be carefully re-rolled, minding to roll the damaged portion first rather than leaving the tattered edges exposed on the outer of the roll.

Please see the collection’s Container List (below) and Project Index (click here) for more information.

 

Historical and Biographical Notes

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company:

Chartered on March 5, 1850 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (hereafter L&N) set out to “...to build a line railroad between Louisville and the Tennessee state line in the direction of Nashville." On December 4, 1851, an act of the Tennessee General Assembly authorized the company to extend its road from Tennessee to Nashville.

During the summer of 1853 crews began surveying and clearing routes south of Louisville. In 1855 the $3 million necessary to finance the construction had been raised by the founders themselves—many of them Louisville businessmen. With funding secure, progress on the track line continued and by August 25, 1853 the first eight miles of track was complete. To celebrate passengers rode the line out, taking a total of 27 minutes and back which shaved off seven minutes on the return trip.

Progress was slow due to difficult passages between Louisville and Nashville. Challenges like Muldraugh Hill and Tennessee Ridge, both of which required labor-intensive tunneling. The Green and Cumberland Rivers also presented obstacles, as bridges had to be spanned over both but despite these and other obstacles, the railway prevailed. Six years and $7,221,204.91 later the track from Louisville to Nashville line was complete.

On October 27, 1859 the first train left Louisville, Kentucky and arrived 187 miles later in Nashville, Tennessee. Four days later, regularly-scheduled L&N trains began running—and would keep running—until 1976.

In 1971, and at the height of its growth, L&N operated sixty five hundred route miles of main and secondary lines in thirteen Midwestern and Southern states and ranked as the sixteenth-largest railroad. Lines extended from Louisville to: Chicago, Cincinnati, Lexington (eastern Kentucky), Corbin (Southeastern Kentucky), Nashville-Golf Coast and Evansville-St. Louis.

Given its quick and far-reaching growth, the L&N proved to be one of Louisville’s largest employers; in 1901, L&N’s working population was 20,053 persons and just 25 years later, in 1926, that number had more than doubled to 53,029.

Sources:

  • Castner, Charles B., Ronald Flanary, and Patrick Dorin, Louisville & Nashville Railroad; The Old Reliable (Lynchburg, VA: TLC Publishing, 1996).
  • Herr, Kincaid A. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963. Lexington, KY. The University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
  • Kleber, John, ed. The Louisville Encyclopedia. Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky, 2001: 528-530.

Architects and Engineers:

Albert Fink (1827-1897) was born in Lauterbach, Germany and studied engineering and architecture at the Polytechnic School of Darmstadt before immigrating to the United States in 1849. From his beginnings as a draftsman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Fink’s career quickly accelerated; by 1852 Fink had become principle assistant to the B&O Chief of Engineering and created what would become an industry-standard truss design—the Fink truss— one which would replace the standard ‘Bollman Truss’. Five years later, and at the age of 30, Fink was recruited by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. He became Chief Engineer in 1859, shortly after designing the first combination freight and passenger station for the Louisville and Nashville; this first combination station consisted of six track and three platforms. After the Civil War, Fink was named general superintendent of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Around this same time he designed and supervised the construction of the original bridge that spanned the Ohio River at 14th street in Louisville. The bridge was completed in 1870 and would serve as a major connection between South and North railway lines. The 14th Street Bridge was replaced in 1918. Fink would go on the serve as a Vice President for the Louisville and Nashville. He died on April 3, 1897 and is buried in Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery.

Colonel Frederick R. De Funiak (1839-1905) was born in Rome, Italy and emigrated in 1862. Shortly after arriving in the United States, De Funiak enlisted in the in the Confederate Army and was named captain of its engineering department, later he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. Before working at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, De Funiak served as the resident engineer for the Memphis and Charleston Railroad as well as Chief Engineer of the Ripley Railroad. In 1871 Colonel De Funiak was sent abroad to study European railroad construction methods. Upon his return one year later, De Funiak accepted the position as the Superintendent of Machinery at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. He would go on to serve as general manager. The duration of his service with the L&N is unknown, but papers found in the Filson’s Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company Records, 1836-1912 (Mss./BB/L888g) show that as of January 18, 1883 he was serving as President of the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad Company. De Funiak retired in 1884.

F. W. Mowbray (1848-?) was born in Leicest, England and began studying architecture at the age of 16. After practicing briefly in England, Mowbray left England in 1872 and moved to Philadelphia where he established a successful architecture practice. While in Philadelphia, Mowbray worked as the Principal Assistant Architect (1874-1876) for the Centennial Exposition. From Philadelphia he went on to New York where, among other projects, he designed for the Manhattan Elevated Railway and U. S. Rolling Stock companies. But it was his work with the New York, West Shore and Buffalo and Pennsylvania Railroad that led him to L&N. Mowbray designed Louisville’s Union Station (1891), which was said to be modeled after Indianapolis’s Union Station. Research shows that Mowbray’s function at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company was predominately focused on the design of Union Station, as he resigned his position as the Chief Architect on September 11, 1891—shortly after the completion of the station. This announcement of resignation appeared in the September 8 issue of the Louisville Courier Journal under the headline “Louisville and Nashville’s Chief Architect to Enter Business for Himself”.

Sources:

  • Castner, Charles B., Ronald Flanary, and Patrick Dorin, Louisville & Nashville Railroad; The Old Reliable (Lynchburg, VA: TLC Publishing, 1996).
  • Courier Journal. September 8, 1891.
  • Historic America Buildings Survey. “Nashville Union Station.” Washington, D.C., National Architectural and Engineering Record. July 1970.
  • Herr, Kincaid A. The Louisville & Nashville, 1850-1963. Lexington, University Press of Kentucky. 2000.
  • Kleber, John, ed. The Louisville Encyclopedia. Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky, 2001: 528-530.
  • Meeks, Carroll L.V. The Railroad Station: An Architectural History. New York, Dover Publications, Inc. 1995.
  • Milton, Ellen. A Biography of Albert Fink. Rochester, N.Y., Printed by Commercial Controls Corp., 1951.
  • Needham, Charles K. “Albert Fink”. Filson Club Lectures. 4 October 1920.
  • Union Station Landmark and Landmark Site Designation Report. “Louisville Union Station.” Louisville, Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission. March 1975.

Arrangement Note

The collection contains architectural drawings organized into project rolls, organized first by state and in the case of Kentucky, also by Louisville (e.g.: Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisville) and second by an L&N assigned alphanumeric classification schema (e.g.: G10652). Filson staffed utilized these organizational schemas to create role numbers; for each state—or Louisville— (e.g.: Alabama), rolls are organized first by alpha class (e.g.: C, G, H) and then by number within their alpha class (e.g.: C24-C25061 followed by G10652-G15889 and ending with H30332-H47648). Note: C24-C25061 does not contain all plans consecutive from 24 and onward; rather, users need reference the project index for a complete listing. From this classification schema, rolls are assigned a number (e.g.: 1-151). Some rolls contain multiple plans and users should reference the project index’s folder list in order to determine combined objects.

The project rolls have been separated by state (Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky/Louisville) within three, over-sized boxes.  The project names assigned to the roll labels are the original titles supplied by the creator on the plan itself (e.g.: “Feasibility sketches of mechanical stokers and overhead bunkers at Nashville pumping station”).  Following the title, thelocation (city and state) and dates (if known) are given.  Other relevant information such as creator detail (initials and/or full name), origin of plans (e.g.: Office of Chief Engineer, Louisville, KY), detailed description and original classification number can be found within the project index. Additionally, if digital images are available, this too, is listed within the project index.

Container List

Roll 1: Plan of engine house -- Greensboro, AL, November 18, 1879

Roll 2: Icehouse -- Decatur, AL, May 5, 1881

Roll 3: Details of finish for passenger station -- Mobile, AL, March 1883

Roll 4: Icehouse -- Decatur, AL, March 1883

Roll 5: Plan of platform and shed -- Blount Springs, AL, August 1883

Roll 6: Baggage room -- Montgomery, AL, January 1884

Roll 7: Proposed oil house -- Mobile, February 18, 1886

Roll 8: Acorn-formed ornament at end of principal rafter for train shed -- Birmingham, AL, October 9, 1886

Roll 9: Safety gates -- Birmingham, AL, January 1887

Roll 9: Safety gates -- Birmingham, AL, January 1887

Roll 9: Safety gates -- Birmingham, AL, undated

Roll 9: Safety gates -- Birmingham, AL, March 1, 1887

Roll 9: Safety gates -- Birmingham, AL, undated

Roll 9: Sketch of gate -- Birmingham, AL, undated

Roll 10: Foundry  -- Decatur, AL, October 1887

Roll 11: Paint shop -- Decatur, AL, September 1887

Roll 11: Freight car shop skylight detail -- Decatur, AL, March 1892

Roll 12: Passenger car shop -- Decatur, AL, September 1887

Roll 12: Stationary engine and boiler house for machine shop -- Decatur, AL, undated

Roll 13: Sand house and wood shed -- Decatur, AL, October 1887

Roll 13: Oil house -- Decatur, AL, October 1887

Roll 13: Oil house  -- Decatur, AL, October 1887

Roll 14: Tanks and piping for oil house -- Decatur, AL, July 18, 1888

Roll 14: Lumber dryer for new shops -- Decatur, AL, July 1888

Roll 15: Switch house -- Boyles, AL, March 14, 1890

Roll 16: Proposed addition to depot -- Oneonta, AL, December 17, 1890

Roll 17: Proposed passenger station -- Speigners, AL, November 1892

Roll 18: Sketches for proposed coaling arrangement Charleston Street Wharf -- Mobile, AL, October 1894

Roll 19: Proposed freight depot and office -- Decatur, AL, March 18, 1895

Roll 20: Freight depot and office -- Decatur, AL, April 1895

Roll 20: Freight depot and office -- Decatur, AL, April 1895

Roll 21: Proposed waiting room and shed -- Jackson's Lake, AL, April 1896

Roll 22: Train shed derrick for traveller -- Montgomery, AL, April 5, 1897

Roll 23: Proposed Union passenger station -- Sheffield, AL, March 1898

Roll 24: Coal house at Union passenger station -- Montgomery, AL, March 1898

Roll 25: Union passenger station -- Sheffield, AL, September 1898

Roll 26: Freight office -- Birmingham, AL, October 1899

Roll 26: Freight office -- Birmingham, AL, October 1899

Roll 27: Combination station -- Calhoun, AL, December 1899

Roll 27: Combination station -- Calhoun, AL, December 1899

Roll 27: Combination station -- Calhoun, AL, December 1899

Roll 28: Passenger station -- Greenville, AL, December 28, 1899

Roll 28: Passenger station -- Greenville, AL, December 28, 1899

Roll 28: Passenger station -- Greenville, AL, December 28, 1899

Roll 29: Freight office -- Birmingham, AL, January 1900

Roll 30: Plan of combination depot -- Andalusia, AL, January 1900

Roll 30: Plan of combination depot -- Andalusia, AL, January 1900

Roll 30: Plan of combination depot -- Andalusia, AL, January 1900

Roll 30: Plan of combination depot -- Andalusia, AL, January 1900

Roll 31: Freight office -- Birmingham, AL, January 1900

Roll 32: Proposed station -- Jackson's Lake, AL, February 28, 1900

Roll 32: Proposed station -- Jackson's Lake, AL, March 2, 1900

Roll 33: Combination station -- Geneva, AL, January 1900

Roll 34: Plan of combination station -- Bay Minette, AL, September 23, 1904

Roll 35: Telegraph office and waiting room -- Wilhites, AL, October 28, 1910

Roll 36: Sketch and situation plan of proposed freight station -- Mous, near Manistee Jct. Monroe Co., AL, September 12, 1912

Roll 37: Plan for depot dry closet, undated

Roll 37: Plan for isolated dry closet, undated

Roll 38: Detail of passenger station toilet rooms -- Cullman, AL, April 3, 1912

Roll 39: Passenger station -- Hartsells, AL, June 10,1913

Roll 39: Passenger station -- Hartsells, AL, June 19, 1913

Roll 39: Passenger station -- Hartsells, AL, June 21, 1913

Roll 40: Combination station to be erected -- Hanceville, AL, October 23, 1913

Roll 40: Combination station to be erected -- Hanceville, AL, October 30, 1913

Roll 40: Combination station to be erected -- Hanceville, AL, October 31, 1913

Roll 40: Combination station to be erected -- Hanceville, AL, November 1, 1913

Roll 41: 500 ton reinforced concrete coaling station -- New Castle, AL, November 12, 1914

Roll 42: Reconstructing the Moulton Street sewers, sheet 1 -- Montgomery, AL, April 2, 1910

Roll 42: Profile & details of creosoted timber outfall, sheet 2 -- Montgomery, AL, May 19, 1910

Roll 42: Profile & details of creosoted timber outfall, sheet 3 -- Montgomery, AL, April 16, 1910

Roll 43: Toilet room additions to station -- Repton, AL, June 6, 1917

Roll 44: Additions and alterations to passenger station -- Anniston, AL, November 16, 1918

Roll 45: Proposed passenger depot -- Mobile AL (Design No. 1), July 27, 1907

Roll 46: Proposed Drinking Water Facilities for Depot -- Flomation, Alabama, November 13, 1922

Roll 47: Combination station -- Monroe, AL, March 20, 1916

Roll 48: Combination station -- McKenzie, AL, March 20, 1918

Roll 49: Freight depot -- Sheffield, AL, May 17, 1918

Roll 49: Freight depot -- Sheffield, AL, May 17, 1918

Roll 49: Freight depot -- Sheffield, AL, May 17, 1918

Roll 50: Combination station -- Hayden, AL, February 1924

Roll 50: Combination station -- Hayden, AL, February 1924

Roll 50: Combination station-- Hayden, AL, February 1924

Roll 50: Combination station -- Hayden, AL, February 1924

Roll 50: Combination station -- Hayden, AL, February 1924

Roll 51: Cast iron smoke jacks for round house at Sibert Yard -- Mobile, AL, September 28, 1928

Roll 52: The Western Railway of Alabama special follower for use in driving concrete piles, February 9, 1929

Roll 53: Standard pump house  -- W. Ry, AL, March 10, 1943

Roll 54: Engine house -- Edgefield, TN, November 18, 1881

Roll 55: Improvement to ladies' waiting room -- Gallatin, TN, September 1883

Roll 56: College street passenger depot -- Nashville, TN, February 1885

Roll 57: Baggage room -- Nashville, TN, February 1885

Roll 58: Proposed station -- St. Blaise, TN, December 19, 1892

Roll 58: Proposed station -- St. Blaise, TN, December 31, 1892

Roll 59: Proposed waiting room -- Ridgetop, TN, August 1894

Roll 60: Proposed plan of temporary passenger train -- Nashville, TN, October 1896

Roll 61: Proposed depot -- Ridgetop, TN, April 15, 1897

Roll 62: Proposed re-arrangement of Union passenger station -- Nashville, TN, January 13, 1897

Roll 63: Passenger station -- Ridgetop, TN, May 1897

Roll 63: Passenger station --  Ridgetop, TN, May 1897

Roll 63: Passenger station -- Ridgetop, TN, May 1897

Roll 64: Bill of cast Iron required for freight depot -- Nashville, TN, September 1897

Roll 65: Watchman house Cumberland River bridge -- Nashville, TN, December 1899

Roll 66: Union Station -- Nashville, TN, March 14, 1900

Roll 67: North Yard office -- Nashville, TN, January 1900

Roll 67: North Yard office -- Nashville, TN, January 1900

Roll 67: South Yard office -- Nasvhille, TN, January 1900

Roll 67: South Yard office -- Nasvhille, TN, January 1900

Roll 68: Nashville Terminal Co. water closets, Feburary 1900

Roll 69: Proposed train shed -- Nashville, TN, March 1893

Roll 70: Interior details for offices to freight building -- Nashville, TN, May 1900

Roll 71: New addition to combination station to be erected -- Portland, TN, August 1906

Roll 71: New addition to combination station to be erected  -- Portland, TN, August 1906

Roll 72: Plan of new opening for baggage room -- Nashville, TN, July 5, 1912

Roll 73: Proposed feed pens for Radnor Yard -- Nashville, TN, July 5, 1913

Roll 74: Proposed steel standpipe -- Nasvhille, TN, July 21, 1914

Roll 75: Feasibility sketches of mechanical stokers and overhead bunkers at Nashville pumping station -- Nashville, TN, undated

Roll 76: Plan, wall and ceiling sections for proposed icehouse -- Radnor Yard, January 7, 1914

Roll 76: Plan for proposed icehouse -- Radnor Yard, January 9, 1914

Roll 77: Map of the system branch line communication circuits, October 17, 1961

Roll 78: Plan of depot -- Campbellsville, KY, May 27, 1879

Roll 79: Staging and platform for stone crushers and engine -- Bardstown Quarry, KY, May 13, 1881

Roll 80: Design for a passenger depot -- Allensville, Kentucky, July 1881

Roll 80: Proposed change -- Bowling Green Depot, July 6, 1881

Roll 80: Additions and alterations to Bowling Green Depot -- Bowling Green, KY, August 22, 1881

Roll 80: General plan of alterations to depot -- Bowling Green, KY, October 11, 1881

Roll 81: Revised plan of south end addition -- Bowling Green, KY, September 13, 1881

Folder 81: Telegraph tower -- Bowling Green, KY, November 11, 1881

Roll 82: Transfer freight platform -- Nortonville, KY, May 1882

Roll 83: Engine house -- Lexington, KY, October 1883

Roll 84: Details of coal bins--Pitman, KY, undated

Roll 85: Freight and passenger depot to be erected at Richmond Junction -- Richmond, KY, September 1883

Roll 86: Accommodations for yardmen, supplies, etc. at Richmond Junction -- Richmond, KY, December 1883

Roll 87: Sketch for a passenger station to be erected -- Russellville, KY, April 1884

Roll 88: Revised plan of engine house and shops  to be erected -- Russellville, KY, May 1885

Roll 89: Proposed lunch stand -- Henderson, KY, June 1885

Roll 89: Addition to lunch stand -- Henderson, KY, October 1885

Roll 90: Plans of proposed extension -- Middlesborough, KY, March 1890

Roll 91: Telegraph office and waiting room -- Bakers, KY, July 1890

Roll 92: Passenger station -- Corbin, KY, October 1891

Roll 93: Telegraph and yard masters office -- Milldale, KY, November 1891

Roll 94: Proposed addition to depot -- Trenton, KY, January 1893

Roll 94: Proposed addition to depot -- Trenton, KY, January 1893

Roll 94: Proposed addition to depot -- Trenton, KY, January 1893

Roll 94: Proposed addition to depot -- Trenton, KY, January 1893

Roll 95: Passenger station--Lakeland, KY, February 1893

Roll 96: Plan of proposed coal house -- Worthville, KY, May 1893

Roll 97: Oil house -- Corbin, KY, December 1895

Roll 98: Proposed Union Station -- Middlesborough, KY, June 1896

Roll 98: Proposed Union Station -- Middlesborough, KY, June 1896

Roll 99: (number skipped)

Roll 100: Passenger station -- Auburn, Kentucky, April 3, 1897

Roll 101: Baggage house -- Corbin, KY, July 21, 1897

Roll 102: Plan for waiting room -- Lynnland, KY, November 10, 1899

Roll 103: Arch in general waiting room of  passenger station -- Middlesborough, KY, December 1899

Roll 104: Passenger station -- Cave City, KY, November 1899

Roll 105: Interlocking switch and signal tower -- Anchorage, KY, December 1899

Roll 106: Proposed plan for passenger station -- Franklin, KY, July 23, 1904

Roll 106: Plan of passenger station -- Franklin, KY, August 1904

Roll 106: Plan of passenger station -- Franklin, KY, August 1904

Roll 106: Plan of passenger station -- Franklin, KY, August 1904

Roll 107: Combination Station--Morganfield, KY, March 1906

Roll 108: Sketch of proposed joint passenger station -- Central City, KY, April 7, 1906

Roll 108: Sketch of proposed joint passenger station -- Central City, KY, April 7, 1906

Roll 109: Sketch of proposed joint passenger station -- Central City, KY, April 12, 1906

Roll 110: Toilet rooms -- Corbin, KY, June 14, 1906

Roll 111: Detail of water cooler for passenger station -- Frankfort, KY, October 10, 1906

Roll 112: Proposed passenger station -- Russellville, KY, February 1, 1911

Roll 112: Proposed passenger station -- Russellville, KY, February 18, 1911

Roll 113: Proposed passenger station -- Covington, KY, October 27, 1920

Roll 114: Façade and lining for tunnels for the Knoxville extension of the L&N -- Livingston, KY, April 1881

Roll 115: Section foreman's house -- Cumberland Valley, June 18, 1926

Roll 116: Frame to support pipe and spout fixtures of tank -- Livingston, KY, May 1895

Roll 117: Details of discharge pipe for high tank -- Paris, KY, September 24, 1910

Roll 118: Proposed 50,000 gallon tank --Winchester, KY, December 23, 1914

Roll 119: Proposed arrangement for watering and coaling engines at coaling station at Lebanon Junction -- Lebanon, KY, March 3, 1915

Roll 120: Train order office -- Krypton, KY, November 4, 1918

Roll 120: Train order office -- Krypton, KY, November 4, 1918

Roll 121: (number skipped)

Roll 122: Proposed pump station -- Small house, KY, November 5, 1913

Roll 123: Store room and locker rooms -- Winchester Junction, KY, January 30, 1915

Roll 124: Proposed ice house -- Lexington, KY, June 11, 1915

Roll 125: Location sketch of pumping station -- Covington and Latonia, KY, September 10, 1915

Roll 126: Yard office -- West Lexington, KY, April 10, 1916

Roll 127: Preliminary sketch of proposed coal and ash handling facilities -- Covington, KY, December 27, 1916

Roll 127: Preliminary sketch of proposed coal and ash handling facilities -- Covington, KY, December 16, 1915

Roll 128: Combination station -- Belton, KY, May 31, 1923

Roll 128: Combination station -- Belton, KY, June 4, 1923

Roll 128: Combination station -- Belton, KY, June 7, 1923

Roll 129: Combination station -- Morton, KY, April 2, 1918

Roll 130: Toilet and locker room for negro women, September 27, 1918

Roll 131: Combination station -- Mannington, KY, June 23, 1923

Roll 131: Combination station -- Mannington, KY, June 23, 1923

Roll 131: Combination station -- Mannington, KY, June 23, 1923

Roll 131: Combination station -- Mannington, KY, June 23, 1923

Roll 131: Combination station -- Mannington, KY, June 23, 1923

Roll 132: Shed over coal transfer machine -- DeCoursey, KY, August 21, 1925

Roll 133: Locomotive water supply -- Riverside, KY, February 15, 1927

Roll 134: Plan of platform and shed at 7th Street near exposition -- Louisville, KY, July 4, 1883

Roll 135: Proposed addition to depot -- East Louisville, KY, September 28, 1888

Roll 136: Union passenger station sketch plan for sheds -- Louisville, KY, November 1889

Roll 137: Detail of fireplace in ladies waiting room at Union Station -- Louisville, KY, December 1, 1890

Roll 138: Store room for South Louisville -- Louisville, KY, March 1896

Roll 139: Full size details of windows for wheel shop and freight car material shop -- Louisville, KY, January 1904

Roll 139: Full size details of windows for wheel shop and freight car material shop -- Louisville, KY, January 1904

Roll 139: Full size details to sliding and folding doors for wheel shop -- Louisville, KY, February 1904

Roll 140: Plan for stable and wagon shed --South Louisville, KY, April 1, 1904

Roll 141: Stable and Wagon shed -- South Louisville, KY, March 18, 1905

Roll 142: Drawing of benches for Union Station at 10th Street and Broadway  -- Louisville, KY, January 2, 1906

Roll 143: Elevator enclosure for office building for 9th and Broadway -- Louisville, KY, January 24, 1906

Roll 144: Full size details of marble work ornament in panel of transom over main entrance office building 9th and Broadway -- Louisville, KY, July 7, 1906

Roll 145: Full size detail of wood carving in counters of local freight and treasurer's offices - - Louisville, KY, September 28, 1906

Roll 146: Sketch for proposed waiting room at 4th Ave. & A St. -- Louisville, KY, November 17, 1906

Roll 146: Alternative sketch for proposed waiting room at 4th Ave. & A St. -- Louisville, KY, November 19, 1906

Roll 147: General plan of sand house and sand towers--South Louisville, KY, April 10, 1912

Roll 147: Foundation plan of sand house and sand towers--South Louisville, KY, April 15, 1912

Roll 148: Standard station sign -- Louisville, KY, June 1895

Roll 149: Details of wrought iron ring to be used to prevent catch basin covers for Union Station Yard --Louisville, KY, November 11, 1913

Roll 150: Sketch showing steel tank to replace present wooden tank in the attic of general office building at 9th and Broadway -- Louisville, KY, September 1, 1915

Roll 151: Sign for US Post Office baggage building at 10th & Broadway -- Louisville, KY, August 11, 1938

 

Subject Headings

Architects – Kentucky – Louisville.

Architecture – Designs and plans.

Architecture – Alabama.

Architecture – Kentucky.

Architecture – Tennessee.

Birmingham (Ala.) – Buildings, structures, etc.

Broadway (Louisville, Ky.)

Building trades – Kentucky – Louisville.

Business enterprises – Kentucky – Louisville.

Commercial buildings – Alabama.

Commercial buildings – Kentucky.

Commercial buildings – Kentucky – Louisville.

Commercial buildings – Tennessee.

Construction industry – Kentucky – Louisville.

Elevators – Kentucky – Louisville.

Elevators – Tennessee.

Engineers – Kentucky – Louisville.

Industrial buildings – Alabama.

Industrial buildings – Kentucky.

Industrial buildings – Kentucky – Louisville.

Industrial buildings – Tennessee.

Industries – Kentucky – Louisville.

Louisville (Ky.) – Buildings, structures, etc.

Nashville (Tenn.) – Buildings, structures, etc.

Public buildings – Alabama.

Public buildings – Kentucky.

Public buildings – Kentucky – Louisville.

Public buildings – Tennessee.

Railroad stations.

Railroads – Alabama.

Railroads – Alabama – Birmingham.

Railroads – Kentucky.

Railroads – Kentucky – Louisville.

Railroads – Tennessee.

Railroads – Tennessee – Nashville.

Railroad tracks.

Railway mail service – United States.

Romanesque (Architecture) – Kentucky – Louisville.

Segregation – Alabama – Buildings, structures, etc.

Segregation – Kentucky – Buildings, structures, etc.

Segregation – Tennessee – Buildings, structures, etc.

Technological innovations.

Transportation.

Transportation – Alabama.

Transportation – Kentucky.

Transportation – Kentucky – Louisville.

Transportation – Tennessee.

Jennie Cole

Jennie Cole is the Manager of Collection Access at The Filson. She has a MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in History from the University of Louisville. Jennie’s research interests in the Filson’s collections include women’s history, Camp Zachary Taylor, and Speed family of Louisville.