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8 > Image 8 of Catalogue of the Officers, Studies, and Students of the State College of Kentucky, Lexington, Volume 5 (Session ending 1907 June 6 )

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

4 STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY. (_ A the hourly trains of these six roads will enable students residing near them to attend the college conveniently from their homes as far as twenty miles . ,_ away. ` GR OU N DS . The campus of the College consists of fiftytwo acres of land, located within the corporate limits of Lexington. The South Limestone electric 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. 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. About three-quarters of a mile south of the campus, on the Nicholas- ville pike, an extension of South Limestone street, is the Experiment Station Farm, consisting of two hundred and forty three acres. Here the field experiments of the Station are conducted, and students have opportunities to witness tests of varieties of field crops, dairy tests, fertilizer tests, fruit- { , spraying tests; in short, all the scientific experimentation of a thoroughly i equipped and organized Station. The front of the farm is pasture and orchard. The back portion is divided off into two hundred one-tenth acre plots, for convenience in making crop tests. BUILDINGS. The IV[ain Bzilding.This is a structure of stone and brick, 140 feet long and 68 feet in width. It contains the office of the President and of the Business Agent, and on the third fioor, counting the basement floor as one, is the chapel, in which each day the students and the Faculty meet for 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. T he Old Station BuiZai11g.This handsome structure is well planned for the object for which it was built. It is seventy feet in length and nfty- 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 first floor, on the west side of the building, through an archway fifteen feet wide. This building is henceforth to be devoted exclusively to the Department of Chemistry. Jlleclzaniml Hall.This building covers altogether an area of about 20,000 square feet, is constructed of stone and pressed brick, and is well wif: 2*;-. ::