LSU: Building an American Renaissance

In 1988, the central part of the Louisiana State University (LSU) campus was designated an historic district on the National Register. The core of the campus' Beaux-Arts design, based on an Olmsted Brother's plan, is comprised of eighteen buildings including the original Hill Memorial Library, an austere adaptation of McKim, Mead & White's Boston Public Library, and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Tower, which Huey Long later used as a model for the Louisiana State Capitol Building. Grant funds will allow the University to develop a comprehensive preservation plan including an inventory and documentation of the school's historic buildings and landscapes, as well as make condition assessments of individual buildings.

Louisiana State University received a Getty grant in 2006 for $180,000 to support campus heritage planning.

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Alternate Title: Statewide Traveling Exhibition commemorating the University's 150th Anniversary Year
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Date Of Record Creation: 2011-11-07 10:15:00 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2011-11-07 10:20:06 (W3C-DTF)
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