Felty, Nando, Saloon (NRIS 79003557)
1500 Front St.,
Kentucky. County/parish: Boyd.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
July 03, 1979.
Part of Ashland MRA
- Nando Felty Saloon
- The Nando Felty Saloon, at 1500 Front St. in Ashland, Kentucky, was built in 1895. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.It was a three-story three-bay brick commercial building, overlooking the Ohio River and railroad tracks. Its first-floor windows were filled with brickwork later, but the facade had surviving cast-iron pilasters with "serpentine relief", a motif "formerly also found on the facade of the City
Market building on Greenup Avenue, demolished in 1978." The facades also had pressed metal Italianate-style cornices and window hoods. The building's southwest wall was painted with "several fine early commercial graphics, including 'LET US BE YOUR TAILORS; THE UNITED WOOLEN MILLS CO; TAILORS TO THE MASSES.'"The building served as a saloon and a boarding house. It was significant as "a prominent Ashland social center until Prohibition. Barry and Johnson,
John Cobs, and Nando Felty were successive owners of a saloon here. This is one of the most substantial nineteenth-century commercial buildings in Ashland, and is the only surviving early hostel building."
It no longer exists at that site. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79003557