|Carrollton in the 1937 Flood
In any flood, water is of course very destructive, but it will recede.
The problem is that when it does, there's mud. Which turns to dust.
|Distillery Building #1,
looking toward Prestonville
|First Baptist Church,
photo by Miss Lena Seitzinger
|Catholic Priest's Home
S. Fifth Street
|Main & Court
|Prestonville, Front Street,
under the bridge, looking
south, likely on Mattick
|East on Main
|4th & Railroad
|5th & Highland
|3rd & Main
|1st & Main
Elm Tree House
High & Main
between 4th & 5th
|On Old US 42
|Main at 5th
|Aerial of Carrollton
|5th & Highland
|Carrollton Farm and Implement
|Gem Drug Store
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.
CCC Workers during the 1937 Flood
from L to R, Mr. Spencer, unknown, unknown, Jake Lee, Goldie Martin
|Brim Furniture Store
|1937 Flood in Carrollton
|Kentucky River Bridge, 1937 Flood. Note a house that has washed down Kentucky River.
|The Enquirer ran a story a week after the crest of the 1937 flood describing the effects along the river in Gallatin, Carroll and Trimble, which you can read 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.
|An eye witness account of the 1937 flood, here.
|Cleaning up US 42
|near Sixth and Clay
in the 1937 Flood
|Sixth & Clay. That's
a C&W RR truck
|N Side of Main,
|Four Mile Road,
East of Carrollton
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
|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.
Main Street in the 1937 Flood
Carroll County Courthouse in the 1937 Flood
Downtown in the 1937 Flood
How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors? Lots.
|Thought to be the Road Dept. building beside the Kentucky River bridge in Prestonville.
Thanks to Bill Davis and Bill Banks for their help in identifying locations of some of these.
|1964 Flood, looking West
|looking east, by Growers Whse.
|From a Facebook post by Donnie Hensley