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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 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.
 
Other nearby markers.
Henry Watterson Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Henry Watterson Hotel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sit-In Demonstration Site (a few steps from this marker); Cathedral of the Assumption (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Catherine Spaulding (about 400 feet away); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville Firefighters Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Paid For Peace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson County (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.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
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. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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