Louis Edward Nollau was born in Quincy, Illinois on January 15, 1883. His father, a minister of the Evangelical Reformed Church, moved the family around the Midwest and settled in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Louis Nollau entered the University of Kentucky and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He began teaching immediately, accepting an appointment of Instructor in the Wood Shop. Within four years he became Assistant Professor of Mechanical Drawing. Later, he received the degree of Mechanical Engineer. From July 1919 to July 1934, Professor Nollau served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Drawing. In 1934, the College of Engineering was reorganized and he became a Professor of Engineering Drawing, in which capacity he served until his death.
|Image taken by Nollau of High Bridge|