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8 > Image 8 of Catalogue of the Officers, Studies, and Students of the State College of Kentucky, Lexington, Volume 4 (Session ending 1901 June 6 )

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

4 STATE coi.LEGE or KENTUCKY. ,- GROUNDS. The campus of the College consists of fifty-two acres of land, located within the corporate limits of Lexington. The South Limestone Street electric car line extends along the greater part of its western border, giving opportunity 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 desir- able native plants, with a view to testing their adaptability to cultiva- Y tion, and to give 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, is devoted to the field sports of students. About three quarters of a mile south of the campus, on the Nich . olasville pike, an extension of South Limestone Street, is the Exper- iment Station Farm, consisting of two hundred and three acres, to which sixtyfour and a half acres have been added by recent purchase. 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 experiv mentation of a thoroughly equipped and organized Station. The front of the farm is pasture and orchard. The back portion is divided off j into two hundred one-tenth acre plots, for convenience in making crop tests. BUILDINGS. The main college building is a structure of stone and brick, 140 feet long and 68 feet in width. It contains the ofiice of the President and of the Business Agent, and on the third floor, counting the basement r I floor as one, is the chapel, in which each day the students and Faculty _ meet, 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 and by the society rooms of the students. The Station building is a handsome structure, well planned for the ` object for which it was made. It is seventy feet in length by fiftyfou1 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, and a basement eleven feet from floor to ceiling. The mai11 entrance is on the f1rst floor, on the west side of the building, through an archway fifteen feet wide. The basement is occupied in part by the , Station and in part by the College. The next floor above is devoted to office and laboratory work of the Station, while the upper fioor accom- modates the College work in Chemistry. The building devoted to Mechanical Engineering covers altogether an area of about 2o,ooo feet, is constructed of stone and pressed brick, ,