This facade is all that remains of the old Heigold House, built in 1853. We recently poked around it for a photo tour. Check out our shots of this strange place....
|1936 photo of the house, before the great flood... (UL Archives)|
and is featured here. Everything else is gone. The harbor has been reopened, and expensive condos are being built on the left-side of this drawing.
"Hail to the Union never dissolve it"
"Hail to the city of Louisville"
"Hail all men of the U. States"
|Another UL Archives photo, from 1936. Compare with the shot below.|
Front doorway view. The road behind it is Frankfort Avenue.
Rotted wooden door trim. Perhaps this is original? I suspect not.
Yup. The facade has its own meter and electric box. I guess this serves a purpose.
Rear view. The facade is mounted on a strange, round pedestal. Some greenery grows around it.
Obligatory graffiti, V for Vendetta themed. God bless.
The facade, as well as another nearby abandoned structure were both placed on the National Register in 1978. Here is a link to a pdf of the application, full of more info. We will be doing a post on the other structure one of these days, known as the Paget House.
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