541 Main St Shelbyville, Kentucky USA

Frigidaire/Biagi's Building

Construction date: ca. 1890-1899

Current name:



Two-part commercial block, Italianate.

There is a distinctive, vertical electrified sign affixed to the Main Street facade which reads Frigidaire from top to bottom in neon. The building is further characterized by the horizontal copper clad, multi-profile belt that spans the facade over the storefront.


Status of Historic Designation:

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

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story, multiple-bay commercial building in the Italianate style built in the period 1890-1899. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is continuous brick. Exterior walls are replacement brick and original brick. The storefront bays appear to have been re-worked with new brick circa 1950. The building has a flat roof clad in modern composite with projecting cornice and elaborated modillions and brackets. Windows are historic wood, 2/2 double-hung sashes. The windows have stone sills and are capped with elaborated window hoods. The primary entry is a mid-century, flush wooden doorway flanked by display windows. There are no bulkheads.

Description generated by RuskinARC.