Last week, a few Peterman field agents ventured out for some live music at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville. The murals on the walls caught our attention, especially the one pictured here—a wonderful illustration of a glamorous couple dressed for a night of dancing.
The venue has a fascinating past. According to the website, the music hall was originally used as a cafeteria for the bottling facility that surrounded it. “During Prohibition, the building was used as a rehearsal hall for the big bands that played the Seelbach Hotel and The Brown Hotel on the weekends.” During this time, the public was allowed to watch the bands practice—and they could drink “medicinal” bourbon that was bottled on the property.
The decorative murals that adorn the walls date back to 1939 and were commissioned by the National Distillers Product Corporation. The initials NDPC are visible on some of the murals. (If you look closely, you can see the initials on the left side of our photo here.)
Eighty years later, the music goes on, the murals still keep watch, and the walls hold it all….old and new.