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Old Bank of Louisville

Southern National Bank
Old Bank of Louisville Building in 1987
Old Bank of Louisville
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Coordinates

38°15′19.96″N 85°45′20.02″W / 38.2555444°N 85.7555611°W / 38.2555444; -85.7555611Coordinates: 38°15′19.96″N 85°45′20.02″W / 38.2555444°N 85.7555611°W / 38.2555444; -85.7555611

Built 1837
Architect Dakin, James H.[2]
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000349 [1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1971

The Old Bank of Louisville is a National Historic Landmark in Louisville, Kentucky. Completed in 1837, it was made of brick and limestone. Of United States small-scale commercial architecture, it is considered one of the most sophisticated. The narrow downtown lot saw classical idioms adapted to it. Its monumental distyle-in-antis doorway is particularly notable.[3] It was originally thought to be designed by Gideon Shryock, but instead was designed by James H. Dakin. Shryock was construction superintendent for the project.

The Kentucky General Assembly had the bank chartered in 1832.[4]

It currently serves as the lobby for the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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