Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects
—Bourbon District Historic Site 429 west —
Louisville architect Dennis Xavier Murphy inherited a thriving architectural firm from Henry Whitestone and solidified it as a preeminent de firm in the growing city. The firm was well-known for its design of the Galt House Hotel; the grandstand and spires of Churchill Downs; and an array of churches, schools, hospitals, and offices.
The firm began in 1853 under the ownership of Whitestone and is now one of the nation's oldest continually running architecture firms &— Luckett & Farley — with offices on South Third Street.
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While engineers and master distillers were creating the best distilleries and warehouses, the bourbon businesses of Whiskey Row were also in need of a guiding architectural vision. Dotting the Main Street landscape, these distilleries turned to D.X. Murphy & Bro. to create the string of facades and office spaces that would help define Louisville's Whiskey Row.
Though their original office building no longer exists, the architects at D.X. Murphy & Bro. left a lasting presence in Louisville's distilling history: Bernheim Distillery, c. 1896; Combined Distillers of Kentucky, c. 1905-1906; Bonnie Brothers Distillery, c. 1903-1912; and The Phil. Hollenbach Company, c. 1889, home today to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at 528 West Main.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Columbia Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Thelma French Schneider (within shouting distance of this marker); Evan Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Al J. Schneider (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Evan Williams (about 500 feet away); York (about 600 feet away); General George Rogers Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . Luckett & Farley on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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