Louisville Memorial Auditorium
The Louisville Memorial Auditorium offers rich history and architectural beauty, while offering modern conveniences.
Louisville Memorial Auditorium was created through the outgrowth of two movements — for a public auditorium and as a memorial to commemorate the local community who served in World War I.
The Greek Revival building was designed by internationally renowned architect, Thomas Hastings, who was assisted by Louisville architect E.T. Hutchings. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1929. It has been designated a landmark by the Louisville Landmarks Commission and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
We host a variety of concerts, stage productions, graduations, meetings, presentations and dance recitals & competitions.
970 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40204
- Premiering our quarterly NEWSLETTER devoted to the preservation of the Louisville Memorial Auditorium. Feedback welcome!
- Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc. was created as a fundraising non-profit organization focusing to preserve the facility, add modern heat and air systems, update the seating, lighting & sound systems and plaster repairs, while supporting the ongoing preservation of the Pilcher Pipe Organ and historic flag collection.
- The Wyncote Foundation awarded a $75,000 matching grant to the Foundation for further restoration of the World’s Largest Pilcher Pipe Organ. The William H. Bauer Foundation is donating an additional $33,000 to support the project.
- Grant applications and fundraising efforts are planned to preserve the historic flag collection from World Wars I and II. Improving the ventilation of the flag cases will be a priority. Last year the cases were cleaned and more energy efficient lighting was installed.
- Placards were produced from research into the origins of the flags. For years, guests and visitors admired the collection; however, their interesting history was never understood.
- Additional plans include further research of the flag room where the original 20′ tall mahogany cases once proudly displayed the massive collection. Unfortunately, past roof issues caused damage to the room and contents, consisting of historical documents, book, photos and other artifacts.