The area of Louisville where I live is called St. Thomas. It is located just off Seminary Road. I've always thought the location was ironic considering that I was somewhat of a seminary groupie back in San Antonio (several of my closest friends are in or have attended seminary!). Sadly, it never occurred to me to put two and two together that I might be living on land that was once the home of St. Thomas Catholic Seminary! (Photos from http://www.parish-without-borders.net/sts/)
A few weeks ago, when my dad and I were at the Fork, Cork & Style festival at Churchill Downs, we sat next to a woman and her daughter and struck up some small talk. We were discussing what parts of town we each lived in, and she then told us that there actually was a St. Thomas Seminary that occupied the land at the corner of Brownsboro Road and Seminary Road. I decided to do some of my own research via the internet to see what else I could find out about it.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find much info. All I was really able to learn from my Google search was that St. Thomas Seminary was opened at 7101 Brownsboro Road in 1952. It was eventually torn down in 1970 and in its place came the present day apartment complex, housing development, and nursing home.