From Factory Floor to Your Door in Shelbyville, KY
WindowDecor is a family-owned and operated company that was founded in 1993 by Daniel Leadingham. Daniel founded WindowDecor with the goal of providing his community with timely and cost effective window coverings by offering a “from factory floor to customer’s door” level of service.
We encourage you to take advantage of our knowledge and experience by scheduling a free consultation to allow us to help guide you through all the decisions you’ll be making to turn your house into a home. From project design to installation, from manufacturing to warranty, WindowDecor looks forward to helping you accomplish your vision. Come see why we are the most referred Window Covering company in Shelbyville, KY!
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Plantation shutters, roman shades, interior blinds, exterior porch enclosures — if you have a window, we can help you make it look stunning.
We are an end-to-end shop. That means we:
- Consult to help you find the right window coverings.
- Design and produce these window coverings (nearly all are made in the USA)
- Professionally Install them directly in your home or commercial project.
- Don’t need to pay for consultation or measurements
- Don’t need to work with a middleman
- Don’t need to hire an outside installer
Trusted in Shelbyville, KY for More Than 30 Years
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For decades now our team has been helping customers in Shelbyville, KY find beautiful and creative new ways to enjoy their homes. We do this work day in and day out. We can help you save time and save money by finding what you want quickly. We would love to have you join us and see for yourself how good it feels to be working with a company that cares.
You work with one company from start to finish. We design, manage, and install your window treatment project — inside and outside.
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Serving Shelbyville, KY and surrounding communities.
For three generations, WindowDecor has specialized in building and selling blinds and various window coverings. We work directly with you, the homeowners, to give you professional expertise without the added costs.
The town of Shelbyville was established in October 1792 at the first meeting of the Shelby County Court after local landowner William Shannon agreed to lay off 50 acres (20 ha) of his property for the community and provide 1 acre free for public buildings. The grant ensured that Shelbyville rather than nearby Squire Boone’s Station would become the seat of Shelby County. The agricultural town was located on the west bank of Clear Creek at its confluence with Mulberry Creek and near a route between Louisville and Frankfort. The town required new residents to construct a 1½-story log cabin with a stone chimney; by 1795, there were forty of these and, by 1800, there were 262 residents. New lots were platted in 1803, 1815, and 1816.
The Shelbyville Academy was established in 1798 at Eighth and Washington; it became Shelby College and moved to College Street in 1836, affiliated with the Episcopal Church in 1841, changed its name to St. James College after the Civil War, and closed in 1871, replaced by a public elementary school. Science Hill Female Academy was established in 1825 on Washington Street; it functioned as a college preparatory school for young women throughout the South prior to closing in 1939 at the end of the Great Depression. The Shelbyville Female Seminary was established in 1839 and moved to its longtime residence at Seventh and Main in 1846; it became the Shelbyville Female Institute in 1849, the Presbyterian Stuart’s Female College in 1851, the Shelbyville Female College in 1868, and the Baptist Shelbyville College from 1890 until its closure in 1912.
The Louisville and Shelbyville Turnpike was completed in the 1830s, following a ridgeline path between the two sites dating back to the Indians. After the Louisville and Frankfort Railroad was constructed near the road in present-day Cherokee Gardens in 1849, the turnpike company rerouted and constructed a new road nearby (originally known as the “Shelbyville Branch”, now Lexington Avenue in Louisville) which was completed in 1851.
Late in the Civil War, on August 24, 1864, Confederate guerillas under local sympathizer Capt. Dave Martin attacked the Shelby County Courthouse, attempting to seize its cache of muskets. The local merchant Thomas McGrath and tailor J.H. Masonheimer fought them off, killing three of Martin’s men. A black man named Owen was also killed in the exchange, having been forced to hold the guerillas’ horses for them. Martin himself missed the gunfight, as he was held up outside the jail behind the courthouse when the jailer’s wife Mrs. Burnett began furiously scolding him for endangering the lives of innocent townspeople including Martin’s own wife and children. Following the raid, the trustees required all white male residents over the age of 18 to serve as police guards, erecting a blockhouse at Fifth and Main in front of the courthouse to serve as a headquarters.
In response to the slaughter of 35 Union cowboys by Confederate guerrillas in Shelby County and to William Clarke Quantrill’s entrance into Kentucky, Gen. John Palmer placed 30 members of the Shelby County Home Guard and its captain Edwin Terrell on the federal payroll on April 1, 1865. The men roamed Shelby and its surrounding counties, persecuting Confederate guerrillas and Southern sympathizers. The Shelbyville trustees aimed to encourage them to stay close to the city, though, paying their hotel bills when they were in town. On May 10, Terrell and his men found Quantrill’s raiders at a barn outside Wakefield in Spencer Co. and fatally shot their leader. The city came out to cheer the men upon their return and the trustees continued paying their room and board for another month after the U.S. Army paid off and disbanded the troupe on May 26. The threat of raiding over, the blockhouse was demolished by September. By that time, Capt. Terrell and his lieutenant Harry Thompson had murdered and robbed an Illinois stock merchant named William R. Johnson. Over the next year, the local jury could not return a verdict. Terrell was transferred to Taylorsville to be tried for a separate shooting, but broke jail with two companions on May 26 and returned to Shelbyville to go drinking in its saloons. The town marshal George Caplinger organized a posse and took Terrell by surprise outside the Armstrong Hotel, shooting him in the spine, killing his relative John R. Baker, and fatally wounding bystander Merrett Redding. Taken to Louisville, Terrell avoided trial owing to the gravity of his wound and returned home to Harrisonville in October. On the 23rd of that month, Harry Thompson broke jail as well and, according to local lore, fled to Texas and lived out his days as the successful farmer “Henry T. Grazian”. The surgery in 1867 to remove the bullet from Terrell’s back was unsuccessful, though, and he died soon thereafter, aged 22.
The agricultural community – principally producing corn, hemp, tobacco, wheat, pork, and beef – experienced a boom after the war. The Shelby Railroad Company connected the town to Anchorage in 1870, reaching the mainline of the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railroad. Downtown Shelbyville expanded and gained many large, ornate buildings, especially during the rebuilding following a large fire in 1909. The oldest remaining banks were also organized during this time. The late 19th Century also saw a public water system, electricity, and libraries brought to the town.
Following the Spanish–American War, 116 men from Shelbyville made up Company C of the 161st Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which made up part of the occupation force in Cuba. They were stationed at Camp Columbia just outside Havana from December 17, 1898, until March 29, 1899.
Interstate 64 was built 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the city in 1960 and helped the area become more industrialized; there are now three industrial parks on the west side of the city. The population increased from 4,525 in 1960 to over 10,000 by the year 2000.
Shelbyville is located at(38.212160, -85.225847), on U.S. 60 near the center of Shelby County and north of Interstate 64. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (20 km2), of which 7.6 square miles (20 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.92%) is water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Shelbyville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated “Cfa” on climate maps.On January 19, 1994, the temperature fell to -38 °C (-37 °F). This reading holds the record for Kentucky’s lowest daily minimum.