Memorial Hall

Landmark building on the University of Kentucky campus

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University Logo featuring an image of the Memorial Hall clock tower

Memorial Hall (UK building number 0049) located at 610 South Limestone Street is a prominent building on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The building's construction was funded by donations and individual contributions over a ten-year period through a subscription to the university, beginning in 1919.[3] Completed in 1929 as a memorial to those who died in World War I, it is used for lectures and performances, and also serves as a site for graduation ceremonies of some colleges within the university.[4] It is located on central campus at the end of Funkhouser Drive.

The building is a symbol of the University of Kentucky, often used in promotions and advertising. Its clock tower is known for being featured in the UK logo, between the U and the K. Memorial Hall features cases within its traverse central hall that hold the names of students that served in the World Wars from all the Kentucky counties.

On May 4, 2004 the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved the naming of the main auditorium in Memorial Hall in honor of Edward T. (Ned) Breathitt, a former Kentucky governor and former chair of the UK Board of Trustees. Room 102 in Memorial Hall is now known as the Edward T. (Ned) Breathitt Auditorium.

  1. ^ "Interview with Ann Rice O'Hanlon". Oral history interview with Ann Rice O'Hanlon, 1964 July 8.
  2. ^ Fitch, III, John. "Painted in Stone: The Kentucky Mural". Painted in Stone Documentary Film.
  3. ^ Jones, Reinette F. "Research Guides: Ann Rice O'Hanlon & The Memorial Hall Mural: Memorial Hall". Retrieved 2021-02-25.
  4. ^ "A Chronology of UK". University of Kentucky Special Collections & Digital Programs Division. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-11.

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