525 Main St Shelbyville, Kentucky USA

525 Main St

Construction date: ca. 1900-1909


Two-part commercial block, Gothic/Neo-Gothic.

The building is characterized by a false gothic-style pediment with exaggerated modillions over three second story windows with round vents inset below semi-circular brick arches.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : 1978 Commercial District
Designated at Local level : Shelbyville Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story, multiple-bay commercial building in the Gothic/Neo-Gothic style built in the period 1900-1909. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is undetermined. Exterior walls are original brick. The second-story brick are set in a basket-weave pattern. The ground floor materials are modern replacements. The building has a flat roof clad in replacement modern composite with projecting cornice. Windows are replacement wood, 1/1 double-hung sashes. The storefront is inset with a single-entry door flanked by modern display windows over a replacement brick bulkhead.

Description generated by RuskinARC.