The Nahm Building
Emanuel Nahm was one of four brothers who immigrated to the United States from Bavaria several years before the Civil War. After arriving in New Orleans, the Nahm brothers eventually settled in Bowling Green establishing some of the most successful businesses in the area. The E. Nahm & Company store served the community in this building from 1888 until 1930 becoming “the largest clothing and gents furnishing house in Southern Kentucky.” Just a few doors down the street at 440 Main, Moses and Benjamin Nahm owned the Nahm Brothers Dry Goods store, another brother Samuel, sold wholesale products a block east on State Street. After being in business for 69 years, the E. Nahm & Company store closed in 1930 with “the most drastic sale of modern age.” The Nahms continued in business opening the Nahm Brothers Insurance Agency in this building.
The Nahm Building retains its architectural integrity and character. The limestone façade with the original decorative cornice
Location. 36° 59.608′ N, 86° 26.46′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on 422 E. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the side of the Nahm Building (that is next to the theater, and alley way). Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Occupations (within shouting distance James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Hunters (about 600 feet away); Warren County / Portage Railroad (about 600 feet away); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (about 600 feet away); Bowling Green (about 600 feet away); College Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lillian H. South (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
Also see . . . Samuel, Emanuel, Moses, Benjamin Nahm. Findagrave links the Six brothers to their father Simon Nahm (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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