Louisville KY St. Matthews homes range from cute little ranches to tremendous mansions surrounded by park space. Historically, St. Matthews was colonized by Colonel John Floyd in 1779 who liked the high, dry, fertile ground of the area. It wasn’t long before prominent Virginians, Pennsylvanians and New Yorkers joined him. German and Swiss immigrants followed in the 1860s. You’ll see a lot of historic Protestant, Baptist and Catholic churches in the area as a result.
From 1910 to 1946, St. Matthews was dubbed “the potato capital of the world.” The flood of 1937 marked St. Matthews’ biggest residential growth years as many people fled to the higher, drier grounds of St. Matthews homes. Local developers also touted that there were many “city conveniences” and “low taxes.” Soon, grocery stores, shopping districts, auto dealers and subdivisions sprung up to meet the demands of a growing population.
Unfortunately, the city grew a bit too quickly, leading to sewage problems. As 83-year-old resident, John Barker, put it, “I couldn’t sit in my own back yard because of septic tanks running over. The stench was everywhere. Half the streets in St. Matthews flooded after just an inch of rain, and the streets had big holes because of the water.” In 1954, the sewer system received a major much-needed overhaul to improve livability for all residents.
During the fifties, community associations, YMCAs, libraries and schools proliferated. Today, people who live in St. Matthews homes take great pride in their “all-American city.”
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