Sunday, December 15, 2013

LG&E Valve Building, Louisville, Kentucky

Perhaps the smallest building in downtown Louisville, this barely noticed structure on Armory Place is actually a valve house.  Owned by LG&E, it is must older than any near it.  Join us today as we peak into it....

On Armory Place, south of Liberty, the little building is pointed out with a blue arrow.  Notice that the parking structure was actually built AROUND it, nesting the little brick building into its grey concrete mass.
 Although threatened a time or two with demolition, the little building has survived all its challengers.  Part of the LG&E infrastructure, it dates from the early 20th century and houses an array of valves.  Its brick walls and clay roof have seen the time pass, slowly...

For reasons unclear, the back of the building is blocked off with a fence.
Interior shot, through the mesh.

Interior, redux.
A final shot of the roof, seen from the second story of the nearby garage.  Its a rather cute building, right?

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  1. That is not Fifth Street, that is Armory Place...

    1. And you are 100% right. Its one block over from sixth, which tripped me up. Thank you.

  2. This should be turned into a little coffee shop