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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rotary Club of Louisville / Henry Watterson Hotel

 
 
Rotary Club of Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Rotary Club of Louisville Marker
Inscription.  
Rotary Club
of Louisville
First Rotary Club in Ky. and 45th in the world. First met on July 26, 1912 and then weekly at the Henry Watterson Hotel from 1912-1924. The Rotary’s servicetheme led to creation of Ky. Soc. for Crippled Children. At club’s 100th anniv. The Rotary Promise Scholarships were created to provide college tuition for needy students.

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Henry Watterson
Hotel
Opened April 29, 1912 on Walnut Street. With 10 floors and 250 rooms, hotel was popular meeting location for civic events, state & national conventions. Named for long-time Courier-Journal editor, Henry Watterson. Designed by Brinton B. Davis, who designed Louisville Gardens and Ky. Hotel. Demolished in 1981.
 
Erected 2013 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2412.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1912.
 
Location.
Henry Watterson Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Henry Watterson Hotel Marker
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38° 15.077′ N, 85° 45.496′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of W Muhammad Ali Blvd and S 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on W Muhammad Ali Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blue Boar Cafeteria (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Merton - (1915-68) / A Revelation (within shouting distance of this marker); Sit-in Demonstration Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of the Assumption (about 300 feet away); Mother Catherine Spaulding (about 400 feet away); Sit-In Demonstration Site (about 400 feet away); Civil Rights Movement Overview - Fourth Street Sit-In Demonstration Sites (about 400 feet away); Campaign to End Racial Segregation in Louisville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Rotary Club of Louisville. (Submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Rotary Club of Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Rotary Club of Louisville Marker
Henry Watterson Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. Henry Watterson Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 179 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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