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Brandeis home commemorated

Published: December 7, 2012
Section: News


The house where Justice Louis Brandeis grew up, in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named a historical place, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported this week.

The large limestone home at 310 East Broadway is getting a historical marker to honor it. After taking a tour of historic Jewish sites, Andrew Segal, an 18-year-old student at the University of Louisville, was inspired to work for recognition of Louis Brandeis’ house. Segal spent two years getting the marker approved and raised more than $2,000 to pay for it.

The marker honors his connection to the people of Louisville: “During his 23 years on the bench, Brandeis stayed interested in his hometown. His influence and gifts of money and personal papers stimulated growth of the Univ. of Louisville Law School; he named collections after former high school teachers.”

“It’s important to honor people who have worked selflessly,” Segal told The Courier-Journal. “This means a lot, honoring someone I aspire to be more like.”

Brandeis was born in 1856, served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939 and died in 1941.