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Carrollton in the 1937 Flood

 

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Distillery Building #1,
looking toward Prestonville
First Baptist Church,
1937 Flood
  photo by Miss Lena Seitzinger
Catholic Priest's Home
S. Fifth Street

   

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Main & Court Court House Prestonville, Front Street,
under the bridge,  looking
south, likely on Mattick
Street
East on Main
       
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4th & Railroad 5th & Highland 3rd & Main 2nd Street
 
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1st & Main
Elm Tree House
2nd, between
High & Main
Main Street
 between 4th & 5th
On Old US 42
 
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Main at 5th Howe Brothers Aerial of Carrollton 5th & Highland
       
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Court House Main Street Carrollton Farm and Implement  
       
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Gem Drug Store Mayor's Office    

  

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Prestonville, looking from the old bridge toward Milton.  That's Mattick Street going
 to left.  The old bridge approach was shorter than the current bridge. 
Thanks to Bill Davis for the pic, and the info.

 

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CCC Workers during the 1937 Flood
from L to R, Mr. Spencer, unknown, unknown, Jake Lee, Goldie Martin
 

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Brim Furniture Store 1937  Flood in Carrollton Kentucky River Bridge, 1937 Flood
Note a house that has washed
down Kentucky River.

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An eye witness account of
the 1937 flood, here.
R. M. Barker wrote a letter to the New York Times, describing the damage
the 1937 flood brought to Carrollton, and you can read it here.

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near Sixth and Clay
 in the 1937 Flood
Sixth & Clay.  That's
 a C&W RR truck
N Side of Main,
near Court
Four Mile Road,
East of Carrollton

 

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Looking West at Main and Third.  That's the|
Richland Hotel on the left, and on the right the
residences of Miss Mayme DeMint and the
Lacefields.  Clarence Marsh, photographer
'37 Flood on 7th Street, looking
down Sycamore, showing Second
Baptist Church and the Colored Lodge
Hall.  Photo by Mrs. B. G. Farrell
Waters receding on Lower Main,
photo by Miss Helen Supplee

 

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from the back of this wire service photo: “Houseboats and homes were covered by rising waters of the Ohio river Thursday, a few miles above Louisville.  The houseboats shown were completely submerged a few hours later, so rapid was the rise of water.” February 12, 1937.

 

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Main Street in the 1937 Flood

 

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Carroll County Courthouse in the 1937 Flood

 

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Downtown in the 1937 Flood

 

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How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors?  Lots.

 

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Unknown Carrollton, but thought to be Prestonville. 

  If you confirm the identify of either, please click below on “contact me” below and let us know.

Thanks to Bill Davis and Bill Banks for their help in identifying locations of some of these.

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