St. James and Belgravia Courts– Louisville

While some of these old homes seem reasonably normal in size and design…..
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This is hardly the ‘normal’ house on these streets where nothing succeeds like excess. The nouveau riche of Louisville loved turrets and towers and elaborate stone tracery work. bel15bel16 They liked etched glass, and stained glass windows (preferably Tiffany of course) and fancy doors and windows and balconies etc.
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Even the street itself deserved ornamentation…
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Look at these windows and window frames….bel20

Why not have an upstairs party porch?
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Obviously the competition was on…. and not to be outdone were the original owners of this palatial house on Belgravia…
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And now you’ve seen how the other half lived…… but its time to go into one of these houses, and have a look around.


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