Madrid Building Renovation
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The Madrid Building—designed by E.T. Hutchings in 1929 (best known for his grand houses in Old Louisville & Glenview), and home to the Madrid Ballroom—has been renovated for office and retail use. The attached 220 space parking garage, also from the 1920s, has been refurbished as well.

The three-story Classical Revival building at the corner of 3rd and Guthrie streets once had an ornate Castilian interior with golden walls and tapestries. The Encyclopedia of Louisville claims the Madrid Building was considered one of the most beautiful ballrooms in America. However, in 1952, its doors closed.

Now after a $3 million renovation the building’s nearly 46,000 square feet are back in action, though not as a night club. Overall the building looks great with its new sidewalk light fixtures and glass canopy. Now we just need to see that retail space filled in.

The photos go back in time… all the way to the beginning.

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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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