4 STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY.
car line extends along the western border of the campus, affording oppor- .
tunity to reach in a few minutes any part of the city. The campus is laid
out in walks, drives, and lawns, and is planted with a choice variety of native _
and exotic trees and shrubs, to which additions are constantly being made, il
A portion of the land has recently been reserved for a botanical garden, in
which will be grown the most desirable native plants, with a view to testing
their adaptability to cultivation and to giving increased facilities to students
taking agricultural and biological courses. Two and a half acres, forming _
the northeast portion of the campus, inclosed and provided with a grand
stand, are devoted to the field sports of the students. Q
About three-quarters of a mile south of the campus, on the Nicholas- g
ville pike, an extension of South Limestone street, is the Experiment Sta- ,
tion Farm, consisting of about two hundred and three acres. Here the field
experiments of the Station are conducted, and students have opportunities s
to witness tests of varieties of field crops, dairy tests, fertilizer tests, fruit- 1
spraying tests; in short, all the scientific experimentation of a thoroughly
equipped and organized Station. The front of the farm is pasture and orch- `
ard. The back portion is divided off into two hundred one-tenth acre g
plots, for convenience in making crop tests.
The Blain Building.This is a structure of stone and brick, 140 feet T
long and 68 feet in width. It contains the ohice of the President and of the , *
Business Agent, and on the third floor, counting the basement floor as one,
is the chapel, in which each day the students and the Faculty meet for
i worship, and in which are held public gatherings and such other meetings
as bring together the entire student body. The remaining space in this **
building is occupied by recitation rooms. `
The Old Stalion Building.-This handsome structure IS well planned ~
for the object for which it was built. It is seventy feet in length and hfty- ,
four feet in width, with a tower projection in front, and an octagonal projec-
. tion eighteen by eighteen on the north side. The building is two stories
high, upon a basement eleven feet from floor to ceiling. The main entrance
is on the hrst Hoor, on the west side of the building, through an archway .
Efteen feet wide.
This building is henceforth to be dedicated exclusively to the Depart- .
ment of Chemistry.
Mee/zanical Hall.-This building covers altogether an area of about -
20,000 square feet, is constructed of stone and pressed brick, and is well n
furnished with machinery and appliances for work in Mechanical Engineer- J
T he Dnrmiiaries.-The two large dormitories on the campus afford .`
lodgings for the students who wish to lessen expense in this direction.
Other buildings on the campus are a brick dwelling for the President and is ,
cottage occupied by the Commandant. _
Science Hall.-This hall, built during the year 1897 for the departments