Burdorf Interiors originated from Burdorf's-Brecher, which started in the early Eighteenth Century manufacturing gas lighting, fireplace mantles, tile, fire brick and fireplace accessories. It was located at 423 Jefferson St in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1918, Brecher split from Burdorf's-Brecher to form Brecher Lighting Co., which still operates in Louisville today. Burdorf's Furnishings Co. was created from the split to be run by Fred Burdorf, Sr. Burdorf Interiors was originally located at 6th and Main Streets. It moved to several well known locations throughout Louisville including: the third floor of the Seelbach Hotel; on 4th Street; on Broadway; and 2nd on Street south of Broadway. The name of the company is still on the 2nd Street building named for Fred Burdorf Sr.
415 Mainstreet 1918-1927
642 South 4th St1938-1958
3939 Shelbyville Rd. October 2001 – 2013
In May of 1976, the company was purchased from Fred Burdorf Jr. by Herman Kessler, Jr. with his father joining as an owner in 1978. The Kessler's had recently sold their company, Standard Printers, an office supplier, and wanted to get into the home furnishings business. The Kessler's moved the company in 1981 to a freestanding building, which was the original cafeteria for National Distillery, on the Distillery Commons campus at Lexington Road and Payne Street. Mr. Kessler Jr. ran the company until 1985 when it was sold to his senior sales person, Mr. Robert Linker. Two years later the company changed hand
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