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The Louisville City Hall originally housed the various offices of the city government of Louisville. However, after the merger of the City of Louisville and Jefferson County governments, it now houses some of the offices and chambers of the Louisville Metro Council.

The building was designed by local architect John Andrewartha, who was the winner of a design competion held in 1867. The design is a mixture of the Beaux-Arts, Second Empire, and Romanesque Revival styles of architecture. Construction began in 1870 and was completed in 1873. Indiana limestone was used in the construction of the city hall. The building's most notable architectural feature is its 195-foot (59-meter) four-faced clock tower. It was added to the city hall in 1876 after the original clock tower burned in 1875.

The Louisville City Hall has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Directions: The Louisville City Hall is located at 609 West Jefferson Street, in downtown Louisville.

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  • Updated Nov 22, 2010
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