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"Underground sex club found at Whiskey Row"

on Thursday, 30 August 2012. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

WHAS Channel 11

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Workers preparing historic Whiskey Row buildings for interior demolition have discovered what appears to be the remnants of a sado-masochistic swingers club, abandoned for decades.

"This is the weirdest I've ever found," said Greg Harris, the superintendent of the project for Sullivan-Cozart.

Two floors below Main Street, a large black and white logo displays the word "LATEX," presumably the name of the club, painted on the century old wall.

From deep inside the subterranean blackness, a series of oil paintings depict a series of bizarre images, sexual and violent.

"Very disturbing," Harris said.

Below one painting, a piece of equipment that appears fit for a torture chamber remains.  A wooden rack large enough for one or two people includes a headrest and a rusted chain that can be turned by a handle. A gear resembling a saw blade is connected to the handle.

Workers found sheets of plastic that they presume separated the sub-basement into different rooms, candles, a disintegrated couch,  a mysterious piece of cloth draped over a table and chair and another chair - covered in cobwebs and in a slow decay. ...

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