Merchant’s Ice Tower (Louisville, Kentucky)
ADDRESS: 900-908 Lampton St, Louisville, KY 40204
COORDINATES: 38.240853, -85.738361
Merchant’s Ice Tower hasn’t always been in the ice production business, it originally built in 1881 as the Schaefer-Meyer Brewing Company. There, beer production reached over 50,000 barrels per year in 1901 and the Schaefer-Meyer Brewery combined with several other companies under the name Central Consumer Company. In 1919, prohibition struck and the brewing company was forced to become an ice production company by 1920.
The building itself, has a capacity of over 2,000,000 square feet and 13 floors, making it one of the largest production facilities in the south.