Emanuel Nahm was one of four brothers who immigrated to the United States from Bavaria several years before the Civil War. After arriving in New Orleans, the Nahm brothers eventually settled in Bowling Green establishing some of the most successful businesses in the area. The E. Nahm & Company store served the community in this building from 1888 until 1930 becoming "the largest clothing and gents furnishing house in Southern Kentucky." Just a few doors down the street at 440 Main, Moses and Benjamin Nahm owned the Nahm Brothers Dry Goods store, another brother Samuel, sold wholesale products a block east on State Street. After being in business for 69 years, the E. Nahm & Company store closed in 1930 with "the most drastic sale of modern age." The Nahms continued in business opening the Nahm Brothers Insurance Agency in this building.
The Nahm Building retains its architectural integrity and character. The limestone fa?ade with the original decorative cornice with the sunburst motifs and Italianate brackets, inset windows and cast iron columns and pilaster all contribute to it being one of the most significant building in downtown Bowling Green. The building was rehabilitate using the historic preservation tax credits in the 1980s.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 549742 N 4094293|
|Decimal Degrees||36.99346667, -86.44100000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 59.608', W 86° 26.46'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 59' 36.48" N, 86° 26' 27.60" W|
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|Area Code(s)||270, 502|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 422 E Main Ave, Bowling Green KY 42101, US|
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