D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects

D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects (HM1YWK)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.413', W 85° 45.459'

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—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.
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608695 N 4235047
Decimal Degrees38.25688333, -85.75765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.413', W 85° 45.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 24.78" N, 85° 45' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 471 W Main St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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