You know, that building where Abe’s Rental used to be (140 E Main St).


“Downtown New Albany- SOLD!! 140 E Main St gets a new owner and soon will have a tenant. Watch here for more.” — Mike Kopp on Twitter

It’s been vacant at least 13 years. According to the historic building folks …

Direct Oil Service Station
140 East Main Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Designed by Louisville firm Sullivan and Cozart, this Art Deco gem was built in 1929 for Harry Goulding, for use as a service station. It remained in the Goulding family until 2003.

Later it was a Sears auto service center, then Abe’s Rental.

The building appeared recently in an on-line real estate listing at $385,000 (cached). This is less than what I’d heard was being asked. The Green Mouse is told that the buyer also owns the Elias Ayres Building, next door at 134 E. Main.