Schnitzelburg is a neighborhood three miles southeast of downtown Louisville, Kentucky USA.
The area was first plotted in 1866 by D.H. Meriwether and known as Meriwether's Enlargement, but actual construction didn't begin until 1891 when a streetcar line extended to the intersection of Goss and Texas Avenues. The first residents in Schnitzelburg were immigrants who arrived there from Germany: "Schnitzel" refers to a food dish, popular with Austrians and Germans.
Schnitzelburg is famous for a street ball game called "Dainty", where a flat, bat-like stick is used to strike another stick on the ground, making it airborne, which is then hit like a baseball as far as possible. Every last Monday in July the World Dainty Championship is held in the neighborhood.
Check's Cafe is located at the intersection of Hickory and Burnett Streets and is among Louisville's better known restaurants. Manual Stadium is located in Schnitzelburg.
As of 2000, the population of Schnitzelburg was 4,420, of which whites are 92.7%, blacks are 5.1%, people listed as other are 3.2%, & Hispanics are 1.7%. College graduates are 22.8% of the population, people w/o a high school degree are 20.7%. Females outnumber males 51.1% to 48.9% Demographics may have shifted as of the last census.
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- Images of Schnitzelburg (Louisville, Ky.) in the University of Louisville Libraries Digital Collections