FROM 1900 TO 1960
Consolidation and formation of the neighborhood, and shift in economic
focus of Dogtown
- 1900 CENSUS DATA FROM CHELTENHAM/DOGTOWN BY LAST NAME OR BY STREET ADDRESS. This document points
to several alphabetical transcriptions of census data from the 1900 census. You can see which family members were here in
Dogtown in 1900, or check to see if your house was lived in then and who was living there. The data
includes relationship among household members and dates of birth and ages in 1900.
- Taylor City Belt Line Railroad The mysterious little railroad
which ran along Louisville from Manchester to the World's Fair Grounds from 1902-1905. Few people
in Dogtown have every heard of this railroad.
- Map and List of the Mines of Cheltenham (Dogtown) Dogtown
(Cheltenham) was settled as a mining community with the making of bricks central to it. This file contains
a map of the location of mines. The list following the map contains a great deal of information
on the various mines. This information is relevant to both the 19th and early 20th century history of the area.
- The Earliest Usage of the term "Dogtown." Finding the name "Dogtown" in
- The Forest Park Highlands
- Class Photos from St. James Grade School This file has many
photos and class lists of the St. James School from its first class in 1904 through the class of 2000. At least part of this
file impacts each of the periods of the twentieth century.
- The 1904 World's Fair and it's relationship to Dogtown
Several essays that talk about the fair itself and about it's connection to the neighborhood of Dogtown. The World's Fair
seems to mark a period of transition away from clay mining and brick making as the center of Cheltenham/Dogtown economy
and also marks a period of population growth.
- Currently Standing Homes Which May Be Century Homes The identification,
documentation, photographing and seeking older photos of these houses is a special project
of The Dogtown Historical Society. We use 1900 as the cut off date at this time since we have
data from the 1900 Federal Census as a guide.
- West End Heights Amusement Park