This 1930s postcard shows downtown Louisville at its golden era. WWII and the rise of the subdivisions downtown began to decline as interstate highways reduced the importance of its central location.

Downtown Louisville is the largest central business district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the urban hub of the Louisville, Kentucky Metropolitan Area. Its boundaries are the Ohio River to the north, Hancock Street to the east, York and Jacob Streets to the south, and 9th Street to the west.