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Property Name University of Louisville Library
Reference Number 13000561
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Town Louisville
Street Address 2200 S. First Street Walk (Belknap Campus)
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/30/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000561.pdf
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Sclmeider Hall meets National Register Criterion C, and is significant for its display of Mid-century Modem architecture, an important part of Louisville's post-WWII architectural landscape. Built in 1956, Sclmeider Hall embodies the distinctive characteristics of Mid-century Modem architecture: large open spaces, minimal ornamentation and use of modem materials. On a campus ofbuildings rendered in Georgian and vaguer revival styles, Sclmeider Hall stands out. The building's architectural significance is evaluated within the context Modem Architecture in Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1965.

 

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