Jeffersonville Freight Depot

Jeffersonville, IN, USA

Primary category: Public
Specialty: Transportation / preservation
Client: Indiana Department of Transportation
Cost: $750,000
Size: 1,450 SF

The Spring Street Freight House is an historic structure built circa 1925 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 2007. As part of the Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project, this historic building has been rehabilitated. Traditionally the facility was constructed with two large spaces, one used as the warehouse and shipping room, and the other a smaller office space where the tickets and freight records were kept. Keeping with this scheme the new facility has been set up as a large open office area, with the original “office” set up as either a conference room or additional open office.

A new poured concrete foundation has been installed with additional structural stabilization in the rafters, walls and overall racking correction. Along with structural modifications, the building has been fitted with new insulation, mechanical systems, a toilet room, and entry way including an accessibility ramp. Original features have been salvaged and featured to show off the building’s history from the reuse of freight doors and transom windows to emphasizing the roof brackets with accent paint.