Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government
Louisville City Hall
Since its completion in 1873, City Hall has served as the center of city government for Louisville.
The late-Victorian Italianate and Second Empire style building is notable for its intricate masonry, including a relief sculpture of a steam locomotive in its pediment and livestock heads at many of the windows, both commemorating the importance of local industries.
After Lord Aeck Sargent performed a condition assessment, the firm then developed a scope of work and cost estimate for the exterior restoration. When the estimated cost of needed repairs exceeded the available funding, the team worked with the City to focus funding on the most critical areas before developing construction documents. The project restored the primary facades of the building and included cleaning, repair and repointing of the limestone masonry, structural stabilization of severely deteriorated column capitals, restoration of the cast iron cornice, restoration of wood windows, and replacement of copper gutters and downspouts. All city government functions remained operating in the building during construction.