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Rare promotional map, showing the Jacob subdivision of Louisville, Kentucky.

The map was published by the Louisville land agents Sharpe & Bohne, who were promoting 52 blocks of approximately 1,000 tracts on the south side of the city available through the Commercial Lot Co.

Jacob (or Jacob’s) Addition then adjoined Jacob Park, both of which were named in honor of Louisville’ four term mayor Charles Jacob.

Lots are offered at the terms of $10 down and $1 per week. Two model homes in vignette, the proximity to Jacob Park and the bold prominence of the electric rail line likely factored well in the sale of lots.

Fine promotional map lithographed in Louisville by the City Litho Company. 


The map is unrecorded.  No copies in OCLC.

Condition Description
Folding map with original covers (damaged and split). Few scattered spots, faint foxing, wraps a bit chipped and worn, rear cover present but detached.