The Actors Theatre (or Old Bank of Louisville)

James H. Dakin
1835-37




This narrow Greek Revival building (not even 40 feet wide) was once thought to be by Gideon Shryock, although recent research has discovered that he was only the supervising architect while Dakin was the designer. The portico has closed sides (in antis) with wide spacing of the columns. The curvilinear cornice has an acroterion of cast iron in the center. This bank building was restored and is now the headquarters of the internationally known and innovative theatrical organization.


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