St. Joseph, Louisville

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Preston Street in St Joseph

St. Joseph is a neighborhood two miles south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, United States, and immediately east of the University of Louisville. The area was named after the St. Joseph's Infirmary hospital, which was established by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The building, once located at the corner of Preston Street and Eastern Parkway, was razed in 1980.

The area was settled by mostly German immigrants from Bavaria in the 1900s. The housing stock is composed of bungelow and shotgun houses. St. Stephen's Cemetery, established 1851, is located in the northern part of the neighborhood. The three Jewish cemeteries, Temple Cemetery, Adath Jeshuran Cemetery, and Keneseth Israel Cemetery are located next to each other in the southern part, more commonly referred to as the Bradley neighborhood.

St. Joseph's boundaries are I-65 to the west, Norfolk Southern Railroad to the north, Eastern Parkway to the south, and Shelby Street to the east.


As of 2000, the population of St. Joseph was 1,590 [1], of which 83.6% are white, 11.4% are black, 4.8% are listed as other, and Hispanics are 0.3%. College graduates are 15.8%, people without a high school degree are 25%, people with 1+ years of college w/o a degree are 10.9%. Females are 50.8% of the population, while males are 49.2%.

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  1. ^ "Community Resource Network". Retrieved 2005-11-18.

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