Old Bank of Louisville

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Bank of Louisville Building, 322 West Main Street, Louisville (Jefferson County, Kentucky).jpg
Old Bank of Louisville Building in 1987
Old Bank of Louisville is located in Kentucky
Old Bank of Louisville
Old Bank of Louisville is located in the US
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
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.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Actors Theatre of Louisville - Facility". 2008-02-11. Archived from the original on 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)". Tps.cr.nps.gov. 1971-11-11. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  4. ^ "KY:Historical Society - Historical Marker Database - Search for Markers". Migration.kentucky.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-14.