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Memorial Auditorium
4th & Kentucky

Memorial Auditorium opened in 1929, designed by Thomas Hastings of New York and E. T. Hutchings of Louisville.  Combined with a plaza and park across 4th Street, the structure was built to be a memorial for all who rendered military or civilian service at any time.  The building contains a main concert hall with a magnificent Pilcher organ (recently restored), and several smaller halls and meeting rooms.  Though it has always been known for its echos and poor accoustics (which eventually led to a lowering of its ceiling to little avail) it has been and continues to be the scene of concerts and theatrical performances.

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