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African American Institutions

Caron’s 1906 Louisville City Directory

Submitted by Amanthus H. Davis



Greenwood Colored Cemetery – Greenwood Ave, southwest corner Fortieth, T. H. Crane, supt.

Louisville Colored Cemetery – North side Goss Ave, east of Texas, Alice Stewart, sexton


Christian Associations:

Colored Men’s Dept. -  942 W. Walnut, Junius New in charge




National Baptist Foreign Mission Board – 726 W. Walnut, Rev. L. G. Jordan, cor. Sec.

Antioch Mission – 1100 Wilson Ave., Rev. G. G. Watson, pastor

Baptist Mission – North side Jefferson Alley, east of Preston

Baxter Ave. Mission – 806 Baxter Ave., Rev. Wm Reed, pastor

Beargrass Church – Bergermeier Ave., southeast corner Payne, Rev. E. P. Marrs, pastor

Berean Church – 712 W. Kentucky

Bland St. Church – 2121 Bland, Rev. T. J. Tally, pastor

Cabel St. Church – 212 Cabel, Rev. B. G. McClellan, Pastor

Calvary Church – 838 Fifth, Rev. C. H. Parrish, pastor

Centennial Olivet Church – 1517 Harney, Rev. John W. Lewis, pastor

Crescent Hill Mission - east side Stilz Ave. south of Frankfort Ave., Rev. H. D. Cox, pastor

Eleventh St. Church – 637 11th

Emanuel Church – 1014 10th, Rev. J. H. Perdue, pastor

Fifth Ave. Church – 638 Fifth, Rev. John H. Frank, pastor

Foot Wash Church – 1023 9th

Gladstone Memorial Church – 611 8th, Rev. G. E. Scott

Good Shepherd Church – 829 Oldham, Rev. A. H. Weber, pastor

Green St. Church - 383 E. Green, Rev. Daniel A. Gaddie, pastor

Hill St. Church – 1214 W. Hill, Rev. C. B. Smiley, pastor

Lampton St. Baptist Church – 910 Hancock St., Rev. C. C. Bates, pastor

Little Flock Church – 1930 Hancock, Rev. W. R. Richardson, pastor

Mount Olive Church – 815 Floyd, Rev. G. W. Russell, pastor

N St. Church – 608 West N, northwest corner 6th, Rev. Finis Edmunds, pastor

New Hope Baptist Church – 1925 Levering, Rev. J. H. Edmunds, pastor

Ninth St. Church – 1028 Ninth, Rev. Wm J. Johnson, pastor

Parkland Church – south side Arcadian Place, west of 38th, Rev. Wm Miner, pastor

Portland Church – 2733 Lytle, Rev. Edward W. Reed, pastor

Virginia Ave. Church – 36th northwest corner Virginia Ave., Rev. W. A. Jones, pastor

Zion Church – 742 Center, Rev. W. H. Craighead, pastor



Green St. Church – 1307 W. Green, Rev. M. F. Robinson, pastor

Hancock St. Church – 729 Hancock, Rev. James Thompson, pastor

Third Church – 610 Twelfth, Rev. Edw. Allen, pastor



Plymouth Church – 1626 W. Chestnut, Rev. E. G. Harris, pastor



Church of Our Merciful Savior – 1035 W. Walnut, Rev. J. E. Tucker, pastor


Methodist Episcopal

American Zion Church – 2717 12th, Rev. W. A. Forman, pastor

Asbury Chapel – 630 Ninth

Broadway Zion Church – 1301 W. Broadway, Rev. R. S. Rives

Center St. Church – 513 Center, Rev. L. H. Brown, pastor

Coke’s Chapel – 135 E. Breckinridge, Rev. J. S. Bailey, pastor

Harris Chapel – southwest corner Thirty-Eighth, Rev. G. W. Craig, pastor

Jackson St. Church – 520 Jackson, Rev. W. M. Langford, pastor

Jacob Ave. Tabernacle – Rev. Adam Wakefield, pastor

Lloyd St. Church – 1510 Lloyd, Rev. James Bowren, pastor

Methodist Mission – 2500 Hahn

Miller’s Chapel – Bismarck Ave., northwest corner Thirty-Eighth, Rev. C. H. Grundy, pastor

Quinn’s Chapel – 820 W. Walnut, Rev. J. T. Morrow, pastor

St. James Church – 1118 Fifteenth St., Rev. Wm Owens, pastor

Thirty-Fifth St. Church – 214 Thirty-Fifth, Rev. T. F. Williams, pastor

Young’s Chapel – 1543 Harney, Rev. G. M. Garr, pastor

Zion Church – 708 Fifteenth St.



Do Right Mission – 650 E. Jefferson, Rev. A. J. Jordan, pastor



California Colored School – 1622 Harney, Miss L. N. Du Valle, principal

Central Colored School, Colored High and Normal School, 900 Magazine, D. A. Lawson, principal

Eastern Colored School – 1532 Jackson, A. E. Mayzeek, principal

Eighth Street Colored School – 800 W. Kentucky, J. S. Cotter, principal

Maiden Lane Colored School – 1630 Maiden Lane, Mrs. N. L. Payne, principal

Main Street Colored School – 325 E. Main, S. B. Taylor, principal

Portland Colored School – 2735 Lytle, J. J. McKinley, principal

Shelby Street Colored School – Shelby and Burnett Ave., John T. Bell, principal

South Louisville Colored School – Sixth near P.

Twelfth Street Colored School – 1111 and 1113 Lawrence Ave., Mrs. L. J. Gibson, principal

Western Colored School – 1532 Magazine, W. H. Perry, Principal


Evening Schools

Central Colored School – 906 Magazine, W. B. Annis, principal

Eastern Colored School – 1532 Jackson, A. J. Mayzeek, principal



California Kindergarten (Colored) – 1622 Harney

Main Street Kindergarten (Colored) – 325 E. Main

Western Kindergarten (Colored) – 1532 Magazine


Educational Associations

Kentucky Institute for the Colored Blind – Haldeman Ave., north of Frankfort Ave., B. B. Huntoon,



Law Schools

Central Law School (Colored) – 2704 W. Walnut, Albert S. White, dean


Theological Seminaries

State University (Colored) – 712 W. Kentucky, Robert Brown in charge


Hospitals, Asylums and Homes

Citizens Hospital (Colored) – 112 W. Green

Kentucky Institute for the Colored Blind – Haldeman Ave., north of Frankfort Ave., B. B. Huntoon,




Colored Orphans Home – 2336 Eighteenth St., Ora Smith, matron


Places of Amusements - Parks, Theaters etc.

Greenwood Park (Colored) – Greenwood Ave., corner of Thirty-Fourth


Public Halls, Blocks and Buildings

G. U. O. O. F. Hall (Colored) – 1228 W. Walnut



Damon, No. 3 (Colored) – 1228 W. Walnut, second, third and fourth Wednesday, J. D. Duson, W. C.


Colored Lodges, Commanderies and Chapters

Grand Lodge of Kentucky F. A. Y. M. – W. P. Annis, 2404 Magazine, Louisville, G. S.

Mount Moriah, No. 1 – First Monday of each month, Wm Leonard, W. M.; D. L. Simms, sec

St. Thomas No. 2 – Second Monday of each month, Thomas Webster, W. M.; W. H. Bullitt, Sec

Keystone No. 3 – Third Monday of each month, C. W. Houser, W. M.; G. W. Evans, sec

Unity No. 12 – First Tuesday of each month, W. D. Hill, W. M.; T. L. Masterson, sec

Param No. 26 – First and third Tuesday, J. H. Butcher, W. M.; John Wheatley, sec

Mount Olive No. 34 – First and third Monday, W. S. Craighead, M

Southern Cross No. 39 – Second and fourth Monday, Geo. Lewis, M; W. F. Johnson, sec

Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons – Meets on third Monday in August, A. J. Lee, G. H. P.; W. M.

Bullitt, sec, 1516 Harney

Mount Horeb Chapter No. 1 – Fourth Monday of every month, A. L. Bentley, H. P.

Enterprise Chapter No. 4  - Third Thursday of each month.

First Independent Grand Commandery of Kentucky Knights Templar and Appendant Orders – W. H.

Ma Lexington, Ky G. R.

Alpha Commandery, No. 4 – First Thursday of each month, Andrew May, C.

Mount Calvary Commandery, No. 12 – Second and fourth Thursday, R. M. Murray, R.

Palestine Commandery – First and third Thursday, G. W. Lewis, C.; Alonzo Black, R.

Eastern Star Chapter – Second Friday and fourth Tuesday, Mrs. E. O. Malone, R.