Last Wednesday, June 4, supporters of a revival for the historic Alexander Hotel and Alice Theater, on Public Square in Leitchfield, shared a collective gasp as signs were posted for the building’s planned demolition.
Louisville law office Goldberg Simpson Law Firm posted the notices, which give no indication as to when the anchor of the square’s western wall of businesses might be destroyed.
Calls to representing attorney Kelli Brown were not returned by press time on Tuesday.
The building, which was built in 1935, has been listed for sale for quite some time, with a variety of propositions having been tossed around the community for its restoration.
A Facebook.com page titled ‘Save the Alice Theater & Alexander Hotel’ has garnered more than 1,500 ‘likes.’
Upon posting a photo of the demolition notice to the Facebook page, comments poured in, including one from Pam Collins, who called the planned demolition “a blow to the history of Leitchfield.”
For more information about the future of the Alexander Hotel and Alice Theater, watch for the upcoming June 14 edition of The Grayson County News-Gazette.