Historic Shrader Stable Buildings Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project?


From Friday, here’s one we missed. Reader input is welcomed.

According to John Gilkey of the Evening News, both Utica (in Clark County) and New Albany “will benefit from an action this week by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s Transportation Policy Committee … The panel agreed to make improvements to Utica’s Fourth Street and New Albany’s Shrader Stable eligible for transportation enhancement funds.”

Gilkey writes that New Albany’s “grant states, ‘The Historic Shrader Stable Buildings Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project will preserve an extremely rare historic transportation structure that is one of just two known stable structures remaining in an urban environment. The project will be an important element in the major downtown New Albany redevelopment project known as Scribner Place, which includes the development of a YMCA and a municipal natatorium, as well as private redevelopment initiatives.’”

And: “The stable buildings are located in downtown New Albany, west of the intersection of State Street and West Main.”

I can’t place these buildings in the mind’s eye … are they the dark green ones next to the funky storefront tabernacle opposite the doomed tire center?

The article goes on to say that these “restoration funds will be used to stabilize the building and are not enough to fund the building’s renovation,” and that once restored, Mayor Garner indicates an intention to sell the buildings for use as offices.

Do any of you know about this?

I googled “Shrader Stables” and came up with an old photo in the funeral home’s web site.

Utica, New Albany projects get green light from KIPDA, by John L. Gilkey, Senior Editor