Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Morrissey Building


This abandoned building, The Morrissey, once consisted of Bosler's Fireproof Garage, Kentucky Typewriter, and some other spot that looks to have been a deli at one time. It's located at 429 S. 3rd Street in downtown Louisville and is rumored to be earmarked for destruction in the near future.





I saw the door open yesterday and hoped that someone was in there that I could talk to about the possibility of leasing the place, and thus save it from being demolished. No one was around, alas.









The Falls City Theatre Equipment Co. building, also empty, is right next door. See more images of both buildings on Deatonstreet's flickr.









Taken from the rooftop:


6 comments:

JLK said...

Great images ... but I find it difficult to believe that you did not run into a single homeless person or RV&OI in there ...

Nicosia said...

I love those art deco glass blocks in the first few pics.

The Grey Ghost said...

That building is almost directly across from my workplace. I've been interested in it recently because there's a stray city cat living in the building (he comes out through a hole in the window in the back). I walked down to the front entrance earlier today and it seems everything is now closes, so it surprises me that you got in.

I'd love to find some way of rescuing the cat before the building gets demolished. I'm pretty sure it's owned by the city (in the interest of Fourth Street Live expansion), so perhaps we should talk to someone in the mayor's office about leasing the building? It would be a shame to lose such a historic building.

The Grey Ghost said...

That building is almost directly across from my workplace. I've been interested in it recently because there's a stray city cat living in the building (he comes out through a hole in the window in the back). I walked down to the front entrance earlier today and it seems everything is now closes, so it surprises me that you got in.

I'd love to find some way of rescuing the cat before the building gets demolished. I'm pretty sure it's owned by the city (in the interest of Fourth Street Live expansion), so perhaps we should talk to someone in the mayor's office about leasing the building? It would be a shame to lose such a historic building.

The Grey Ghost said...

By the way, a co-worker told me that the deli was in operation as late as the 1980s, and was run by a man and one female cooker. There was space enough for just a few stools, so most people placed carry-out orders. She said they were known in the area for their awesome cheeseburgers and mufalettas, and she can remember going down there every so often for lunch.

Jax Rhapsody said...

I seen it open once last year but it was just the walk in door. I was afraid to go in there. If someone went with me I would. Ilike the idea of trying to own it. I would want to restore it as a parking and repair facility. I want to go and see what those papers are strewn accross the floor.