Griderville, Kentucky: Lighthouse/Windmill Building

Built of rocks; a relic of a vintage roadside era. Probably part of an early motor court from when people traveled the Jackson Highway between Louisville and Nashville.

Hiseville Parts Center

Address:
25 Hiseville Rd, Griderville, KY
Directions:
Hiseville Parts Center. Five miles east of Cave City, on the southeast corner of the blinker light intersection of US Hwy 31 E/N. Jackson Hwy and Hwy 70/Hiseville Rd.
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Old windmill business.

Lighthouse / Windmill Building

Was just by here on 5/3/18. It appears that the windmill blades are now gone, only leaving the lighthouse portion. The building looks forgotten and in need of repair. In its heyday it must have been a sight to see.

[Cathy Adler, 05/11/2018]
Lighthouse/Windmill Building

The lighthouse/windmill is actually located in a spot called Griderville. I believe it was originally a motel. It has also been a restaurant and a gas station. It is now home to "Crazy Louie's Fireworks," who puts on an annual 4th of July fireworks show.

[R. Kinslow, 09/19/2005]

Repurposed roadside windmill.

Lighthouse/Windmill Building

I was buzzing down Highway 31 in Kentucky at dusk when I came across this place. It looks like a light house, but also like a windmill with some seriously cheesy blades. It probably was a gas station and restaurant back in the glory days of travel, but appears to be dealing in fireworks now. It is also the only thing in town -- so small a town I had to use nearby Horse Cave to get a zip code!

[Richard Weiss, 07/16/2005]

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