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Image 9 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-

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. STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY. 5 i and is well furnished with modern conveniences for work in this branch · of engineering. Ed Two large brick dormitories on the campus afford boarding conven- 56* iences for the students who wish to lessen expense in this direction. BR Other buildings on the campus are a brick dwelling for the President he ° and a cottage occupied by the Commandant. I a Science Hall, built during the year 1897 for the departments of ms _ Natural Science, is 96 x Q7 feet, of pressed brick trimmed with Bowling FH Green limestone. The wide halls, the numerous and spacious lecture- , *1* rooms, laboratories and offices in its three stories are conveniently ar- ""·‘ ranged, well lighted, and the rooms well furnished. Pd j On the Experiment Farm are a brick dwelling occupied by the . ion Director of the Station, and the usual farm buildings for the care of to Y tools, the protection of stock, and the like. A brick building, 157 feet long and 100 wide, with the central part 3h` three stories high and the wings two, is to be built just north of the §Y· ‘ main building and completed by the 15th of August, at a cost of $25,- tch ooo. The central part will be appropriated to the College societies and zre the Y. M. C. A.; the wings will contain the Drill Hall and the Gym- tve _ nasium. its 1· A site of three and a half acres, on Limestone Street and a fourth ot >r1· _ r a mile south of the College, has been purchased for the Young VVomen’s mt Dormitory. The building is to cost $20,000 and be completed by OH 4 the beginning of the next session. TOP DEVELOPMENT. eet The growth of the College from year to year is shown in the follow- ·¤d _ ing summary 1 ent » My , 1862. To establish and endow a college, chietiy for instruction in agriculture andthe lgs mechanic arts, an act of Congress apportioned to each State, for each of its Senators and his I Representatives in Congress, 30,000 acres of the public land. the 1865. The General Assembly of Kentucky having accepted the State’s portion under ’ the conditions prescribed, established the Agricultural and Mechanical College. making it the . one lof the colleges of Kentucky University, then recently nnitednvith Transylvania Uni- . versity and located at Lexington, citizens of Lexington and its vicinity donating $Il0,000 to )uI` Z the Curators of the University to buy a site for the College. The General Assembly having GC- _ authorized the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to sell the 330,000 acres apportioned to jeg Kentucky, by the misinanagement of the C0m1nissioners' agent the State realized for its aiu land only $65,000. 1866. The College opened with a President, four Professors, and a Commandant. [gh ` 1878. Dissatisfied with the management of the College by the Curators, who were en· the i Hflgcd in a long factional strife, the General Assembly severed the connection with the Uni- {0 versity, and appointed a commission to re—locate the College, to provide for its continuance bm- ` in operation till re—l0cated, and to prepare " a plan for a lirst-class University." Kentucky University claiming and retaining the former site of the College, the sole property left the her ; latter after the severance was an income of $9,QDG derived from the land grant. l IBBO. The City of Lexington offering the City Park of fifty-two acres as a new site for Ck, the College, and also $30.000 in bonds. and the County of Fayette offering $20,000 besides, ,