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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 1904 June 2)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

Is I il 4 STATE COLLEGE or KENTUCKY. I tunity to reach in a few minutes any part of the city. The campus is laid I i out in walks, drives, and lawns, and is planted with a choice variety of native I 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 { 3 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, is 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 Sta- tion Farm, consisting of two hundred and three acres, to which sixty-four and a half acres have been added by recent purchase. Here the field exper- iments of the Station are conducted, and students have opportunities to witness tests of varieties of field crops, dairy tests, fertilizer tests, fruit-spray- ing tests ; in short, all the scientific experimentation of a thoroughly equip- ped and organized Station. The front of the farm is pasture and orchard. i The back portion is divided off into two hundred one-tenth acre plots, for convenience in making crop tests. BUILDINGS. The Main Buila'ing.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 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 Slazfian Building.--This handsome structure is well planned for the object for which it was built. It is seventy feet in length and fifty- 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 nfteen feet wide, This building is henceforth to be dedicated exclusively to the Depart- ment of Chemistry. Mechanical Hall.-This building covers altogether an area of about R . 20,000 square feet, is constructed of stone and pressed brick, and is well furnished with machinery and appliances for work in Mechanical Engi- neering. The D0rnil0ries.The two large dormitories on the campus afford . lodgings for the students who wish to lessen expense in this direction. i Other buildings on the campus are a brick dwelling for the President and a ` cottage occupied by the Commandant. Science HaZZ.This hall, built during the year 1897 for the departments - . _ - . _ ~- =