. 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.
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DEVELOPMENT.
eet The growth of the College from year to year is shown in the follow-
·¤d _ ing summary 1
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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, ,