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Louisville Whiskey Row

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:40 pm

I have been working on my walking tour of Louisville's Whiskey Row. I have compiled address on Main Street from the years 1906, 1912, 1914, and 1917. The 1906 Mida's directory was missing a page so is incomplete, but here is my list for those that are interested.
100 E. Main
1912 M H Jacobs & Co.
1906 James Thompson & Bros
102 E. Main
1912 Wm. M. Collins & Co., Greenbrier Distillery Co.
104 E. Main
1912 Vogt-Applegate Co.
1914 Vogt-Applegate Co.
1917 Vogt-Applegate Co.
114 E. Main
1906 W. H. Thomas & Son
115 E Main
1912 Greenbaum Bros.
1914 Greenbaum Bros.
1917 Greenbaum Bros.
118-120 E. Main
1912 Paul Jones & Co.
1914 Paul Jones & Co.
1917 Paul Jones & Co.
119 E Main
1912 C P Moorman & Co. (Inc.)
1914 C.P. Moorman & Co., Inc
1917 C P Moorman & Co., Inc.
120 E. Main
1906 Albert Mead & Co.
122 E Main
1912 Small Grain Distilling Co.
126 E. Main
1906 Old Times Distillery Co.
128 E. Main
1906 Belle of Bourbon Co.
133 E. Main
1906 C P Moorman & Co.
234 E Main
1912 Rehm-Zeiher Co.
1914 Rehm-Zeiher Co.
1917 Rehm-Zeiher Co.
100 W. Main Street
1912 Applegate & Sons
1914 Applegate & Sons


103 W. Main
1912 E H Chase & Co.
1906 E H Chase & Co.
1914 E H Chase & Co.

104 W. Main
1912 R E Wathen & Co.
1914 R E Wathen & Co.
1917R E Wathen & Co.
105 W. Main
1912 D Sachs & Sons
1906 J T S Brown & Sons
1914 D Sachs & Sons
1917 D Sachs & Sons
107 W. Main
1912 J T S Brown & Sons
1914 J T S Brown & Sons
1917 J T S Brown & Sons
109 W. Main
1906 D Sachs & Sons
110 W Main
1912 Old Grand Dad Distillery Co.
1906 Old Grand Dad Distillery Co.
1906 R E Wathen Co.
1914 Old Grand Dad Distillery Co.
111 W. Main
1912 Old Kentucky Distillery (Inc.), Thompson Straight Whiskey Co.
1914 Old Kentucky Distillery, Inc., Thompson Straight Whiskey Co.
1917 Old Kentucky Distillery, Inc., Thompson Straight Whiskey Co.
117 W. Main
1912 Brown-Forman Co.
1914 Brown-Forman Co.
1917 Brown-Forman Co.
119 W Main
1912 S Grabfelder & Co.
1914 S Grabfelder & Co.
1917 S. Grabfelder & Co., Three Crown Distillery Co.
121 W. Main
1912 W L Weller & Sons
1914 W L Weller & Sons
1917 W L Weller & Sons

123 W Main
1912 Wright & Taylor, Inc.
1906 Brown-Forman
1914 Wright & Taylor, Inc.
1917 Wright & Taylor, Inc.
124 W. Main
1917 Applegate & Sons
125 W. Main
1906 T J Batman & Co.
1914 Bonnie Bros., Inc
1917 Bonnie Bros., Inc.
126 W. Main
1912 S J Greenbaum Co., Old Pepper Spring Distillery Co.
1914 S J Greenbaum Co., Old Pepper Spring Disitery Co.
1917 Greenbaum Distilling Co.
127 W. Main
1912 Jas. Thompson & Bro.
1914 Jas. Thompson & Bro., Inc.
1906 J C Stevens
1917 Jas. Thompson & Bro.
133 W. Main
1906 W L Weller & Sons
135 W. Main
1906 Wright & Taylor
139 W. Main
1906 Bonnie Bros.
142 W Main
1906 National Union Dist’g Co.
144 W Main
1906 Block Bros.
203 W. Main
1912 Wm. Patterson Jr.
1914 Wm. Patterson Jr.
205 W Main
1912 Jno. C. Weller Co.
1906 Geo. Cohn & Co.
207 W. Main
1906 John C. Weller Co.
209 W. Main
1912 Crab Orchard Distillery Co.
1906 Bretzfelder, Bronner & Co.

212 W Main
1912 J J Douglas & Co., National Union Dist. Co.
1914 J J Douglas & Co.
1917 Douglas, Edelman Dist Co.
214 W. Main
1912 Pfieffer Bros.
1914 Pfieffer Bros.
1917 Pfieffer Bros.
215 W. Main
1912 Nathan M Uri & Co.
1906 Old Kentucky Distillery, (Inc.)
1914 N.M. Uri 7 Co.
219 W Main
1906 Nathan M. Uri & Co.
1917 Peer Distilling Co., H A Thierman Co.
219-221 W. Main
1912 Rugby Distillery Co., H A Theirman Co.
1914 North Vernon Dist. Co., Rugby Distillery Co., H A Thierman Co.
1917 Rugby Distillery Co.
222 W. Main
1906 Chas. Bakrow & Co.
223 W. Main
1906 H Tamplet & Co.
225 W. Main
1906 Jesse Moore Hunt Co.
226 W. Main
1912 Peter-Neat-Richardson Co.
1906 Pfieffer Bros.
1914 Peter-Neat-Richardson Co.
227-229 W. Main
1906 Rugby Distillery Co.
1906 H A Theirman Co.
228 W. Main
1906 Yates-Smith Co.
235 W. Main
1906 Peter-Neat-Richardson Drug Co.
300 W. Main
1906 Franck Block & Co.
317 W. Main
1906 John T. Barbee & Co.


425 W. Main
1912 J C Marks Liquor Co.
1914 J C Marks Liquor Co.
522 W. Main
1914 Robinson Pettet Co.
1917 Robinson Pettet Co.
522-524 W. Main
1912 Robinson-Pettet Co.
528 W Main
1912 Phil. Hollenbach Co., Inc.
1914 Phil Hollenbach Co., Inc.
1917 Phil. Hollenbach Co., Inc.
528-532 W. Main
1906 Robinson-Pettet Co.
620 W. Main
1912 Bonnie & Co.
1914 Bonnie & Co.
1917 Bonnie & Co.
626-628 W. Main
1912 Bernheim Bros.
1914 Bernheim Bros.
1917 Bernheim Bros.
631 W Main
Thixton Millett & Co.
634 W. Main
1912 Wolff Distillery Co.
637 W. Main
1906 Thixton, Millett & Co.
640 W. Main
1906 Bonnie & Co.
646-650 W. Main
1906 Bernheim Distilling Co.
713 W. Main
1906 O’Bryan Bros.
725 W. Main
1912 D H Russell Distilling Co.
726 W. Main
1914 John T. Barbee & Co., Inc.
1917 John T Barbee & Co., Inc.
745 W. Main
1914 Rudolph F. Vogt, Co.
1917 Thixton, Millett & Co.
801 W. Main
1914 Bovier Specialty Co., Inc.
1917 N.M. Uri & Co.
831 W. Main
1912 Taylor & Williams, Inc.
1914 Taylor & Williams, Inc.
1917 Taylor & Williams, Inc.
843 W. Main
1906 Taylor & Williams (Inc.)
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Re: Louisville Whiskey Row

Unread postby cowdery » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:09 pm

A good illustration of what makes bourbon industry history so maddening. That many different companies occupied, over time, just eight blocks of the street.
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Re: Louisville Whiskey Row

Unread postby Rughi » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:21 pm

Mike,
This stirred up thoughts and happy memories!

A couple of years ago, Doug, Howie and I were on a Jeep tour with you and we went past a site a couple blocks from the waterfront where I believe you said Old Grand Dad had been distilled in the 1950s, as a supplement to the main plant in Frankfort.

Is this the 110 W. Main site you list in this thread? I google mapped that address and it doesn't seem to be the same location. I think it's a fairly small, (perhaps triangular and on a slope) site now converted to shops and restaurants. Also, if you could fill in any other details of this sister Grand Dad (now that's an oxymoron) facility, I'd be very appreciative. For instance, was it only the 80 and 86 proof bottlings that would get Louisville whiskey? This would jibe with my experience that several bottles I have of Grand Dad list Louisville, but none were bonds.

Or, perhaps my memory is just really bad.

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Re: Louisville Whiskey Row

Unread postby cowdery » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:31 pm

Sounds like you're describing what is now called Distillery Commons, which is adjacent to Cave Hill Cemetery and nowhere near the river.
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Re: Louisville Whiskey Row

Unread postby cowdery » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:04 am

I believe the AMS operation was at the 7th and Bernheim location.
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Re: Louisville Whiskey Row

Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Old Grand Dad did own the site that is now "Distillery Commons" until after prohibition. The building on Main street was sales offices, with maybe some warehouse capability for whiskey barrels in transit. Louisville was the center of transportation and the center of the bourbon universe, so most distilleries had offices here as they shipped whiskey elsewhere. That is what this list is all about. If I took the time to do the same for the other streets with whiskey companies that were in Louisville, Market street (the next street south running east-west from Main) would have many other distillery offices/rectifiers, and the streets conecting the two would also have many offices.
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