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

Belknap Campus

 
 
Belknap Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Belknap Campus Marker
Inscription.  Originally this was site of the old Industrial School of Reform and House of Refuge, established 1860. During Civil War, institution used by Union troops as barracks and parade grounds. The property, with several original buildings, taken over by Univ. of Louisville in 1923 and called the University campus. Renamed in 1927 in honor of benefactor William R. Belknap.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 541.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.007′ N, 85° 45.705′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 3rd Street (State Road 1020) 0.2 miles north of Eastern Parkway (Alternate U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40292, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of Jefferson Seminary
Belknap Campus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Belknap Campus Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodford R. Porter, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
William Richardson Belknap (1849-1914) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. William Richardson Belknap (1849-1914)
He was president of Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing Co., one of the largest hardware manufacturers and wholesalers of its time, for 28 years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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