Jun 25, 2010

The Morrissey Garage Sign





I understand that the c. 1919 Morrissey Garage on 3rd St. is one of, if not the, oldest parking garage in Louisville. It certainly looks like it is was planned for older, narrower cars. It is located right next to the old Falls City Theatrical Equipment Co. Since that was originally a theatre, I can see how this was a good location. Both buildings are empty and endangered. I have no idea how long these mural signs have been on the side and back of the building. I am guessing it's 1970s Deco Revival. The graphic of the 1920s car making a hard turn painted onto the curved wall is wonderful.

2 comments:

Lizzie, The Vintage Traveler said...

Unbelievable that this is still on the wall. Just super!

Past Perfect Vintage Clothing said...

Isn't it great? I don't know how much longer it will still be standing, it's in a block that is slated for big development.