During the 1860s, settlement in the area was agricultural based. In the late 1870s, coal was discovered, leading to a population boom and the founding of the town. Unlike coal camps which were planned and built by coal companies for their employees, Louisville is typical of coal towns where the architecture evolved over time. The properties included in the resource area are representative of commercial and residential development in Louisville during the late 19th and early 20th century.
(Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1986.)
With its pressed tin siding, cornice treatment and window trim intact, the building is an excellent surviving example of the late 19th century vernacular commercial design once commonly found in small towns.