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Grawemeyer Hall is a building located on the Belknap Campus (main campus) of the University of Louisville. The building was modeled after Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Named for Charles Grawemeyer, a major benefactor to the University, the building now houses mostly administrative offices including the office of the university's president.[1]

Grawemeyer Hall
Grawemeyer Hall is located in Kentucky
Grawemeyer Hall
Grawemeyer Hall is located in the United States
Grawemeyer Hall
LocationLouisville, Kentucky
Coordinates38°13′52″N 85°44′5″W / 38.23111°N 85.73472°W / 38.23111; -85.73472Coordinates: 38°13′52″N 85°44′5″W / 38.23111°N 85.73472°W / 38.23111; -85.73472
Architectural styleEarly Republic, Neoclassical
Part ofUniversity of Louisville Campus
NRHP reference #76000908
Added to NRHPJune 25, 1976

On the steps of the building rests one of the original castings of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker. This casting is one of the few originals in the United States and the only one in the American South.[2]

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  1. ^ "Grawemeyer Hall".
  2. ^ Team, UofL Web. "Grawemeyer Hall". University of Louisville.