Nuns Rescued During The 1937 Flood


(Located on Portland Avenue)

Several nuns had stayed behind in the convent and were rescued by a boat which made a dangerous journey up Bank Street.

The nuns were able to get into the boat and they headed back toward downtown Louisville. Turning into 19th street the boat struck a light post and broke in two.

The Sisters and oarsmen went into the water that was 10 feet deep. They were saved by other men who were there at the time. They were taken to the convent of the Good Shepherd (8th and Madison).

They later were moved to St. Joseph Infirmary.

Not one Sister became ill from the icy waters.