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Phoenix Hill Historic District, Ohio Falls Dye & Finishing Works Building, 731-733 East Madison Street, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY



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Item Title
Phoenix Hill Historic District, Ohio Falls Dye & Finishing Works Building, 731-733 East Madison Street, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY

Location
731-733 East Madison Street, Louisville, KY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KY-163-HH
Significance: Architecturally, the building is a typical industrial structure of the late nineteenth century, two and three stories in height and contributes to the Phoenix Hill Historic District. Historically, The Ohio Falls Dye and Finishing Works founded in 1897 by John E. Norris, grew to be one of the nation's largest manufacturers of canvas goods. The product was used nationally for tents, awnings, hunting clothes and during World War Two, for blackout curtains. Ohio Falls has been the only occupant of the building, in business for 86 years.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, SHOWING THE FRONT SECTION OF THE BUILDING
2. REAR VIEW OF THE BUILDING, FROM CLAY STREET
3. FRONT VIEW OF THE BUILDING, FROM CORNER OF SHELBY AND MADISON STREETS (the latter in background)
4. FRONT (left) AND SIDE ELEVATIONS
5. MADISON STREET ELEVATION (side section)
6. FRONT SECTION OF THE BUILDING FROM SHELBY STREET
7. FRONT VIEW OF THE BUILDING FROM THE INTERSECTION OF SHELBY AND MADISON STREETS


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