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Clarke & Loomis Architects / Levy Brothers Building

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Clarke & Loomis Architects Marker
Inscription.  
Clarke & Loomis Architects
Charles Julian Clarke (1836-1908) of Frankfort, Ky. & Arthur Loomis (1858-1935) of Jeffersonville, In. collaborated from 1876 on many Louisville landmarks: Carter Dry Goods, Conrad-Caldwell House, Old Medical School. Clarke died while while serving as 1st pres. of Ky. Chapter-American Institute of Architects & Loomis fulfilled his term. Loomis designed Speed Art Museum, 1925.

Levy Brothers Building
Designed by Clarke & Loomis in Richardsonian Romanesque style, the Levy Building opened in 1893. It originally housed Levy Brothers Clothing Store, which closed in 1979. Because the building was outlined with electric lights, the phrase “lit up like Levy's” became a popular expression describing bright, nighttime illumination.
Edith S. Bingham and AIA Central Ky. Chapter

 
Erected 2012 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2372.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location.
Levy Brothers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Levy Brothers Building Marker
38° 15.305′ N, 85° 45.291′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street (U.S. 31W) and South 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east on West Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 West Market Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of Louisville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birth of Optimist International / Growth of Optimist International (about 600 feet away); Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site (about 600 feet away); The Galt House (about 700 feet away); The Discovery of the Ohio River (about 700 feet away); Old Forester Distilling Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thelma French Schneider (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evan Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Levy Brothers Building. National Register of Historic Places registration and accompanying photographs. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Arthur Loomis (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Levy Brothers Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Levy Brothers Building
View from across Market Street.
Clarke & Loomis Architects / Levy Brothers Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
4. Clarke & Loomis Architects / Levy Brothers Building Marker
As seen looking eastward on Market Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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