The deteriorating Ouerbacker mansion at 1633 W. Jefferson Street Louisville, Ky has been described as one of the finest residences ever constructed in the city. It was built in the 1860s.
It is considered one of the relatively few remaining examples of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture and it was on the Louisville Historical Leagues list of most endangered properties.
The mansion is named for a prominent coffee merchant, Samuel Ouerbacker (1841-1922), who lived there. Ouerbacker was the son-in-law of Alexander Gilmore (1826-1891), a steamboat captain who also lived there.
It has now been taken over by the city because of unpaid taxes.
Photo taken in 2008
Click here to View On Black in a larger size.
© J.Anthony Welker
See another of my Ouerbacker Mansion photos (with an update) here.