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Louisville KY Coal Hole Cover F.W. Merz

Louisville KY Coal Hole Cover F.W. Merz

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This manhole cover in Louisville is truly impressive. 

Louisville has a rich history in iron manufacturing, with over a dozen foundries operating in the 19th century. Their cast iron can still be found in many places, including the French Quarter in New Orleans. The West Main Street Historic District in Louisville is a beautiful showcase of ornamental ironwork from the 19th century. You can find an array of designs on window caps, cornices, railings, and even entire building fronts.

Even mundane industrial objects like the round covers over sidewalk coal chute homes were not spared from Louisville's extravagance of design. These coalhole covers are still present on West Main Street, serving as a physical reminder of the past. Although coal furnaces that made the chutes necessary are no longer in use, the coalhole covers remain. Most of them were manufactured at nearby foundries such as Snead & Company, Merz Architectural Iron, Grainger & Company, and Louisville Ornamental Ironworks.

Some of the historic coalhole covers displayed in front of 730 W. Main St. date back as far as 1855. The coalhole cover is only one among many design elements that make West Main Street one of the most unique and remarkable historic districts in America.

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This manhole cover in Louisville is truly impressive. 

Louisville has a rich history in iron manufacturing, with over a dozen foundries operating in the 19th century. Their cast iron can still be found in many places, including the French Quarter in New Orleans. The West Main Street Historic District in Louisville is a beautiful showcase of ornamental ironwork from the 19th century. You can find an array of designs on window caps, cornices, railings, and even entire building fronts.

Even mundane industrial objects like the round covers over sidewalk coal chute homes were not spared from Louisville's extravagance of design. These coalhole covers are still present on West Main Street, serving as a physical reminder of the past. Although coal furnaces that made the chutes necessary are no longer in use, the coalhole covers remain. Most of them were manufactured at nearby foundries such as Snead & Company, Merz Architectural Iron, Grainger & Company, and Louisville Ornamental Ironworks.

Some of the historic coalhole covers displayed in front of 730 W. Main St. date back as far as 1855. The coalhole cover is only one among many design elements that make West Main Street one of the most unique and remarkable historic districts in America.

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