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Rich History

The 800 block on East Broadway is full of history. It is obvious from the street, that this block is one of only a few in Louisville that has held true to its original integrity.

Keep reading to learn about a saved theatre and a 100 year old bottling company that once existed in within these walls.

The Broadway Theatre

Once a movie theatre, a performance venue and a music hall, the Broadway Theatre dates back to 1915. Its legacy lives on thanks to a historic renovation in the 1980s when an office furniture company saved the building from demolition. The ornate architectural designs that can be seen from the street are also found throughout interior details frozen in time just behind two doors and a drop ceiling.
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John G. Epping Bottling Works

John G. Epping Bottling Works


The Epping firm was established in Louisville in 1863. John G. Epping lived and worked on site. His house, located on Logan Street, is right next to the production facility. In fact, everywhere there is a limestone  'E' in a diamond on the building was part of the bottling company. Epping Bottling Works bottled and distributed Falls City Brewing Company products, Orange Crush, Nu-Grape, Epping "mixers" like Kentucky Club Ginger Ale, 4% and "Seven Up".

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