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    Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees, University of Kentucky,
for its regular tqxarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 1920.




     The Board of Trustees of tire University of Eentuoky met in regular quar-
terly session in the Presideeat's office at the Uaiversity on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 21, 1920, at 12:00 c' ooC1., n0oon.  The following euembers vrere present:
R.- C. Stoll, Robert G.- Goradozi, FI.ank HoKee, T. L. Hora sby, Senator H. M. Fro-
man, ani P. P. 37ohnston, Jr.  President Frazdk L. MoVey and 'Cellington Pat-
riok, Secretary of the Board were a. so preserat.  Communicat ions were read
Dr. James K. Patterson an.l J, 1. Lyle ea;pres si-ng regret. at their irability
to be present on acocunt of i'laess,   In the absence of the Governor, the
meeting was called to ox:der by Mr. Stoll.  After roll oall it was determnined
that there was not a q:ac..rn. Vesent.; but it was the sense of the members
present that a nuraber of me,.;ers reaqaired immediate attention, and Mr. Stoll
announoed that the members vocld proosad to busnriess, leaving the actions
subje.t to the approval of the -Board at the next meeting.

     (1) President's Qqlr4;crlv Report.  President MoVey was oalled upon for
his report.   Verbaly, ne gave a brief quar-erly repert of the happenings at
the University sinoe tie 2.ast meeting of the Board as follows:

     Board. of Trustees
          University of Kentucky

     Gentleme rLt

          ""In presenting my olvarterly report to you, I shall oonfiue my
     remarks to a br~ef statemeat of the happexiii gs at the Unui7ersity
     sinoe the Board last roet.  I have a few points in inind whiih I will
     ena= erat e.

          * (a) Reistr tio x.  The University opened its first semester
     yesterday suad  or tha lcast day aad a half we have been engaged iin
     registering the s;iAd!ats.  At noon to--day, September 21, the regis-
     tration had reached yc90 students.  Th~s points to a total regis-
     t;:'atlon at tha beginniag of the semester of about 1,200 students.

          "tb) Plres, f ; (bdon Pr oper^tr.   In order to provide addl-
     ticnal room ioir girls av-ce !tLikg the University we have purchse'd
     the Gordon properLy ba'k o!' the Maxoell Street Presbyterian Churohl
     This proper-cy UtSi; $1i itco.  Vte ihave.spent approximately $2,500
     for Nurraiterc. akad ap: icralseel- y4-..500 'or repairs, maling a totp.l
     oost of a       Io - , O   comar.ittee from Lhe Board went over this.
     properL. and coi.s!.iered it the best propositioIn obtainable.   It
     will Lo04se 45 girls.




 





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     "(o) Plans for DormitoKX.   The University's architect, Mr.
Charles A. Coolidge of Boston has sent the plans for the men's
dormitory which it is proposed soon to erect from funds received
from the last session of the General Assembly.  Mr. Coolidge ex-
peots to have ready the specifications in the near future.  As
soon as they are ready I shall ask the chairman of the Executive
Committee to call a meeting to consider them.   I have been urging
Mr. Coolidge to make all possible haste in their preparation.

     "(d) Department of EX&Jiene and Public Kealth.  As previously
reported to you, we have received a subsidy of r1l,l0O from the
United States Interdepartmental Socirl vygiene Board for the con-
duct of a Department of Hygiene and Public Health.  This in ad-
dition to the amount being spent for work in physical education
this year makes a total expenditure of about $20,000.   As head of
the new department we have secured the services of Dr. P. K. Holmes
of Ohio Wesleyan University.   He has been head of the department
of health and hygiene at that Institution.,  He has the degree of
A. B. and in addition a medical degree from Bowden Medical School.
As assistants-mwe have secured Dr. Ireland from Bowden Medical
School and Dr. Eva Locke a practicing physician in New York City.
Miss Tillie Greathouse, who was a nurse with the Barrow Unit in
England during the war, has been added to the Department as nurse.
The Department will be housed in Neville Hall.   We have located
there the University Dispentary.   There is need of an isolation
hospital or isolation rooms for students with contagious diseases.
The city hospitals have no such provisions, but the University has
a small infirmary for women.   There is a small two story brick
building behind Mechanical Hall, heretofore used as a storage room
that could probably be arranged for an isolation ward for men.

     "(e) Engineering Eouipment.   The Committee on Engineering
Equipment has authorized the expenditure of about $40,000; the old
wood shop has been turned into a study hall; hav,' iribeZerru'd tbw wood
shop and machine shop eouipment to the new engineering building
and made several minor changes.   The Committee has done a good
piece of work.

     "(f) Cafeteria.   In the last discussion in the Executive
Committee we considered the advisability of transferring the Uni-
versity cafeteria to Science Hall.   Subseouently, however, it ap-
peared that it would be probably less expensive and more satis-
factory to move the Department of Journalism to Science Hall and
let the cafeteria expand in the basement of Administration Build-
ing.  Rooms were therefore fitted up in the basement of Science
Hall for the Department of Journalism.   These rooms will be very
satisfactory and the Department will begin work there this semes-
ter.  In the meantime the crowded conditions under which the cafe-
teria has operate~d will be relieved and adequate room, for the
present, provided.




 







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         "(g) General Repairs.   Some repairs have been made in the
    Law College library; walks have been put in front of White Hall;
    and Gordon Hall has been repafred.

          "(h) Changes in Staff.   f- nur-ter of changes in perzonnel
     have taken place during the summer.   We have twenty-six new peo-
     ple, including some stenographers, in the College of Arts and
     Sciences alone.

          "(i) Additions to Mjlt    Darte.         The iar Department
     has given us two new officers in the Military Department.   The
     Deptrtment had to have more ruom and we have turned over to them
     the old Senate room in the gymnasium.   The War Department is also
     considering the advisability of giving us a cavalry unit.   The
     matter will be settled in the near future.

          "This, gentlemen, is a brief statement of some of the things
     that have taken place at the University since the last meeting of
     the Board."

     (2) Report of the Business Agent.   The report of the Business Agent
was received and filed.

     (3) Report on Title to Gordon Property.   The Business Agent transo'ted
to the Board an abstract and report on title to the Gordon property, vrK,-h
was ordered incorporated in the minutes as follows:

                                        Lexington, Kentucky
                                             August 21, 1920










     University of Kentucky,

          Lexington, Kentucky

     Gentlemen;

          I am herewith returning to you my original report on the title
     purchased by you from Mrs. Mary C. Last,, together with the letter
     of Mr. Robert C. Gordon approving the same.   I am also returnin-g
     the original contract of sale, together with the policy of insur-
     anoe on the property in the sum of $6,ooo.oo.




 





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     I am also enclosing you an attested copy of the minutes of
the meeting of the congregation of the Maxwell Street Presbyterian
Church held August 11, 1920, ratifying the deed formerly rmade bV
its trustees to 'hary C. vast, which is referred to 3n my report
on the titlej and authorizing and directing its trustees to make
a new deed of conveyance to Whirs. Last.  I prepared this deed and
the same has beeh proper-ly executed and recorded, thus removing
all Question to the title on account of the defect and the author-
ity of the trustees to make the former deed to M~rs. Last.

     The State, county and city taxes for the rear 1920 have not
been paid.   Under tne terms of your contract of purchase it was
agreed that you and firs. East should share eoually in the payment
of the state; county and city taxes for the year 1921, and for this
purpose she agreed to deposit with you the sum of $100.00 from the
purchase price to apply on the payment of these taxes, the excess
of that sum over the taxes to be refunded to jMrs. Last and the def-
icit to be paid by her to you.   I am herewith enclosing Sirs. Last's
check for $100-00 covering this deposit, together with a receipt
which I executed to her in your name for the same.

     The transaction -,as closed on the 13th inst., and I lodged
the deed in the County Clerk's Office for record, paying the re-
cording fee of $2.00, as evidenced by the County Clerk's reoeipt
herewith enclosed.   Both the deed from Mrs. East and to you, and
the deed from the trustees of the church to Mirs. East can be with-
drawn by you from the Clerk's office at any time.

     I am herewith enclosing statement of fee for my services and
the expenditures made in the transaction on your behalf.

                                   Yours very truly,

                                         J. P. Jobnsten

                                   Lexington, Kentucky
                                         July 21, 1940

Uhiversit- of Kentucky

     Lexington, Kentuclcy

G en t 1 em en:

     At your request t have examined the records bearing on the
title to the property on Lexington Avenue in Lexington . Kentucky
purchased by you from Meary C.. East, which is described as follows:

          Beginning at a point in the west line of Lexington
     Avenue 152 feet from the southwesterly intersection of




 




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    East Maxwell Street and Lexington Avenue, thence in a
    southwesterly direction along the west line of Lexing-
    ton Avenue 148 feet, thence at right angles to the right
    100 feet, thence at right angles to the right 148 feet,
    thence at right angles to the right 100 feet to the
    point of beginning.

    M1y examination of the records was carried back to the will
of Luther Stephens, which was probated September 18, 1845.  By
this will Luther Stephens devised one-fourth of his estate to his
granddaughter, Mary Sanders, "with this proviso that if she should
die without issue living, then in that case her portion shall re-
vert to my heirs at law." The property in question was a portion
of the land which was afterwards allotted and conveyed to Mary
Sanders and held by her under the terms of Luther Stephens' will.

    By deed dated June 18, 1850, and recorded in deed book 27,
page 230, William G. Ford and his wife, Mary Sanders Ford, who
was the said granddaughter of Luther Stephens, conveyed this prop-
erty to John McCauley.  In Miscellaneous Book 9, page 281, is
recorded the affidavit of William G. Ford, dated August 27, 1913
wherein he states that he is the son of Mary Sanders Ford, nee
Sanders, who was a granddaughter of Luther Stephens, ant tlat.bhis
said mother died February 18, 1906, leaving issue living, who were
named in the affidavit.   As such an affidavit is not a recordable
instrument, the record of it does not prove the affidavit in the
absence of the original; but there is an indorserment on the margin
of the record stating that this affidavit was delivered to A. N.
Gordou, a former owner of the property, and I am advised by one of
the officers of the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church also a former
owner of the property, that this affidavit is now in possession of
the officers of the church.  In addition to this, I am advised by
George C. Morgan, an attorney of this City, that he has examined
the title to varlous other pieces of property held by the said
Mary Sanders u-nder the terms of this will, and that he has obtain-
ed affidavits from her ociildren stating that the said Mary Sanders
was dead leaving issue living.   Acting on this information, I as-
sume that the facts stated in the record of the affidavit are true,
and that the deee from William G. Ford and wife to John McCauley
passel an indefeasible, fee simple title to the property.

     By deed dated February 26, 1858, and recorded in Deed Book 34
page 40, James A. Grinstead oonveyed a tract of about five acres
of land I.viludiug the lot now in question to Mary McMCauley, wife
of John ldoCauley, for life, and remainder in fee simple to William
Henry McOaul!!y, F15.zabehh C. McCauley, Mary B. McCauley, and
Le-titia P. Mr-Ceauley, children of John McO'auley, and by deed dated
March 4, 1888, and reooraed in Deed Book 80, page 53, all of the
above iiamed ohildren of John Mot auley, together with the husbands
of those who were married, with the exception of William Henry




 





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McCauley and together with Florence V. McCauley, another child of
John McCauley, who was not named as a grantee in the deed dated
February 28, 1850, conveyed the five acres of land above referred
to, to one Nannie Smith.   I am reliably advised that William
Henry McCauley died before reaching the age of 21 years, and this
is corroborated by Mr. Nicol, the superintendent of the Lexington
Cemetery, who, upon inquiry, advised me that the Cemetery Records
show that William H. M'cCauley, a child of 12 years of age, was
buried in the cemetery on June 4, 1860.    The records in the County
Clerk's Office show that John McCauley was living at the time of
the death of his said son; Order Book 17, page 508; and on the
death of John McCauley, prior to March 1, 1870, on which dante an
administrator was appointed for his estate, be became the sole
heir of William Henry McCauley, and as hie died intestate, the
grantors named in tlhe deed above referred to dated March 4, 1888,
became his heirs and thus held the entire fee simple to the prop-
erty conveyed by said deed, I having satisfactory information that
John McCauley had no other o'lildren than those referred to, and
that his wife, Mary McCauley is long since dead.

     In the deed dated March 4, 1888 and recorded in Deed Book 81
page 32, whereby Nannie Smith conveyed a part of the above mentioned
five acre tract and including the lot novr in cuestion to Lizzie M.
Johnstoz,there is a lien retained to secure the payment of two notes
for $335.33 each, due in one and two years respectively after Miaroh
4, 1888, the lien for one of these notes having been assigned on
April 10, 1890, to Aristides Welch, and the lien to secure the other
having been assigned on July 3, 1889 to 3. Yletcher Johnston, the
husband of said Lizzie M. Johnston.    As moresthan twenty years
have elapsed since these notes became due, and there is not an ex-
tension of the lien on the margin of the record, and J. Fletcher
Johnston now being dead, I am of the opinion that the lien to se-
cure the same is now barred by limitations, the property hlaving
been transferred a number of times since that date.

     The lot in question was conveyed by C. M. Marshall, Joe C.
Van Meter and D. N. Parrish as trustees of the Maxwell Street Pres-
byterian Churchl to Mary C. Zast, by deed dated October 21, 1918,
and recorded in Deed Book 190 page 231, but upon examination of
the records of the MAaxwell Street Presbyterian Church I find that
at the congregational meeting held September 29, 1918, the congre-
gation accepted th e offer of R. M. Thompson to pay $7000.00 for the
lot and authorized i's said trustees to convey the lot to said
Thompson.   It appears that Thompson is the nephew of Mary C. East,
and that he was acting for her in making the offer, but I am of the
opinion that the authority given by the congregation to the trustees
to convey the property to Thompson was not a sufficient authority
for them to convey the property to Mary C. East,     For these rea-
sons I am of the opinion that it will be necessary for the congre-
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the facts and ratifying the deed already made to Mary C. East, ane
directing the church trustees to exenute to her a new deed.   I
have prepared the mrinutes for such a congregational meeting, and
a new deed, and will underl;ake to have the meeting arrnnged for
Sunday, August lst, the earliest date the sa-me can be called for,
and have the deed of ratification executed on August Zd by tne t
trustees.

     In the deed from the trustees or the Maxwell Street Presbyterian
Church to Mary C. East recorded in Deed Book 190 page 231, and also
in the deed of ratification w'1ich I am preparing, there is this oov-
enant affecting the title to the lot purchased by you, to-wit:

     "It is mutually agreed bFtween the parties hereto, that in the
event a division fence is made between the property hereby conveyed
and the property of first parties, said fence shall not exceed two
(2) feet in height, unless otherwise agreed to by both parties at
the time."

     This refers to the line between the property in question and
the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.

     In Hiortgate Back 1 page 490, there is recorded a mortgage
from L. McCauley to J. A. Grinstead, dated December 12, 1972, to
secure any money which grantor might be found to owe the grantee
on a settlement of their accounts, and also to secure grantee as
surety on the note of grantor to Jennie Worley for $500.00 payable
twelve months after the date of the mortgage.   This mortgage is
unreleased on the record, but I am of the opinion that it is barred
by limitation.

     In MOrtgage Book 1 page 68, there is recorded a mechanic's
lien in favor of E. B. Wood against the lot now in question and
also the Presbyterian Church lot, to secure an indebtedness of
$146.55, which lien was recorded November 28, 1888, and against
Lizzie M. Johnston, the then owner of the property.   It does not
appear on the record that this lien has been released and, while
the law requires that the saime be erilorced by suit within one year
after the date it was filel, it is practically an impossibility to
tell whether such a suit was ever filed, as the lien might be en-
forced by a cross-petition in another suit, which cross-petition
would not be indexed as original suits are.   But if a suit wns
instituted within the year to enforce this lien, the fact that the
holder of the lien had failed to prosecute his action for a per-
iod of almost 21 years, duringi which tine the property has been
transferred four times, would constitute such laches as in my opin-
ion prevent the enforcing of any right which he might otherwise
have had.   In addition to this, the lien covers the Presbyterian
Church property as well as the East Lot, and the church would be




 





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     liable under the warranties in its deed to Mrs. East in the event
     any recovery should ever be had on acoount of this lien and this
     liability could be enforced against the church property.

          There is a lien against the property for state and county
     taxes assessed against% the same for the years 1920 and 1921, which
     taxes have not been said.

          There is a lien against said property for the October half of
     the city taxes for 1920, a2d the entize city taxes assessed against
     the same for the yeas 1921, whi-h assessment is made as of July l:,
     1920.   I am advised by FO.ey txrice, a clerk in the Treasurer 's
     office, that there are no uzipaf.d oity taxes assessed against sa.id
     property except those albove referred to, aad by Miss Sullivan  a
     clerk in the Andi'cr's oifice that there are no liens o-i the prop-
     erty for assessraeat-s for special improv~e.rents.

          From my said examination of the records bearing on the title
     to said property from September 8, 1845 to date, I wiish to report
     that subject to thle above exceptions, the title 'o be conveyed to
     you by Mary C. Last, is a good, marketable, indefeasible, fee simple
     title, and that there are no other deelr and no mortgages, vendors
     liens, mechanics liens, lis pendensi tax sales, taxes or other
     liens of record affecting said title.

                                         Yours very truly,

                                              J. P. Johnston

     (4) Report on inspection of B.uildings and Gronnds.  The Gorrmittee on
Inspection of Buildings and Grounds consistinig of Mr. Grady, Mr. Mc-Kee, and
Mir. Colvin, appointed a.t the last meeting of the Board,\made the following
report:

                                          July 15, 1920

     To The Honorable Board of Trustees
          of the University of Kentucky:

          Your committee on inspection of buildings met on July 14 and
     15 and proceeded wi.th this work.  We began with Patterson Hall on
     the extreme north of tAhe campus and took the buildings in rotation.
     The report on the condition of these buildings is set forth below.

          Patterson Hall.   A three story brick building, with basement,
     used as a girj.s' dorniitory.  Gutte-ing recently repaired; now in
     good order.   Litrance doors on north side need minor rerairs.
     All1 exterior doors are veneered and in loor condition.  '  tohe :
     gest rail   Supel';.rintenden lat ofg Bu.i1igt xan dt GruoxsK rmo  etirs. .on S-
     gest that Superintendent of B~uijljaigs aend Gr smuis make estimates on




 




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fitting up several rooms in the basement for piano practice rooms.
Three broken steps on main entrance but not to be repaired at this
time.   Front porch shows some settling but not to be repaired at
this time.   Bad plaoes on the ceilinl of porch should be repaired.
Vestibule and parlors to be repapered.    General condition of bu-'.d-
ingfiair.   Grounds good.   Interior window sills should be painted.
Building was built in 1904.

     Education Building.   Built in 1908.   Three story brick
building, with basement, stone foundation, used for the Departmeat
of Education.   Downspouting on the north side should be repaired.
Bracket lamps on t'e -est front entrance should be reptired.    CAPS
should be placed on the bracket lamp connections on the south side
of the building.   General -condition of the building good.  Ex-
terior woodwork painted last year.    General condition of the ex-
terior good.   Interior window sills should be painted.    Practice
of putting rubbish in the attic should be stopped.    Wall switch
in the basement toilet should be repaired.    Front steps settling
slightly out of place -- point up with concrete.

     Alumni Hall and Gamnasium.   Built in 1901.   Three story
brick and one story wing.   Used for gymnasium and armory.    Ex-
terior woodwork painted last summer.    Brick missing out of arch
over one north window.   Downspouting on north side to be repaired.
Old vent pipe from old toilet to be taken down.    Several broken
window panes noticed.    Leaks noticed in roof of armory.   Interior
woodwork needs painting if funds are available.    General condition
of building fair.

     White Hall.   Built in 1881.   Three story brick building
used for instruction purposes.    Formerly used for dormitory.   Re-
modeled in 1919 for class rooms.    Metal work and cornice should
be repaired or replaced.    Interior practically new and in fine
condition.

     Administration Building.   Three story brick building with
stone foundation.   Built in 1681.   Used for administrative of-
fices, chapel and classrooms.    Exterior painting done in 1918.
Iron steps should be repaired.    Doors on all entries to be rene- ed.
W"alls to hall of basement should be e inted.   Rubbish at extre:ne
top of stairs to be cleaned out.    Building rewired in 1918; vao-
uum system of heating installed.    Drinking fountain on south side
of building should have bubbling cup installed.

     Old Chemistrv Buildinp.   Two story brick building with stone
foundation.   Built in 1889.   Used for housing part of Department
of Chemistry.   Indirect ventilators should be stopped up.    Settle-
ment cracks developing -- not serious.    Galvanized roof over base-
ment entrance is unsightly.    Suggest that Superintendent of Build-
ings and Grounds submit design with estimate.    Change pitch of
platform to front entrance with oonerete.    Rubbish in hallway of
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kept, and many containing unnecessary rubbish.   Toilet in base-
ment in bad condition.   General condition of interior of build-
ing bad.   Walls need painting and repairing.   Suggest Superin-
tendent of Buildings and Grounds make estimate on removal of
partition on south side of basement putting in concrete floor and
paint and repair walls to fit up for additional class rooms.   All
basement woodwork in bad condition.   Exterior of building fair.
Interior shows little or no janitor service.   All rooms disorderly
indicating lack of pride of occupant.

     Neville Hall.   Three story brick building, formerly used as
dormitory.   Now used to house departments.   Built in 1889.   Re-
modeled in 1918.   Building shows many cracks.   Roof over dis-
pensary in bad condition.   Loose bricks on roofs should be removed.
Remove chimney in southwest corner.  TIlet in basement in bad con-
dition.   Interior in fair condition.

     Science Hall.   Built in 1897.   Three story brick building
used for class rooms.   Exterior woodwork and metal now being paint-
ed.   Minor repairs needed on steps.   Building- nedi interior
varnishing and decorating when funds are available.   Considerable
room in the basement of this building could be utilized.   Loose
brick in chimney should be repaired at once.   General condition
of building good.

     Heating Plant.   Small brick structure in more or less dilap-
idated condition, housing two horizontal., tubular boilers, size
60" x 14", located in the pit about twenty feet deep, now used in
heating White Mall, President Patterson's House, Girls' Gymnaslum,
Old Dormitory, Neville Ball, Library, Old Qhemistry Building, Ad-
ministration Building,   Settings in good condition.   Need some
brick work around the fire doors.   New grates needed now being
cast in University foundry.   While this plant presents a very un-
sightly appearance in its present location the general condition
of the operating part is fairly good, and while we should have a
modern, central heating plant, this should serve fair.y well for
the time being in heating the buildings to which it is now connected.

     Librarv.   Built in 1907.   One story brick building with base-
ment.   Basement should be utilized to better advantage for book
stacks.   In view of the report that has been made regarding the
inadeouacy of this building it would seem that the room now used
for class work in the basement should be used for stacks instead.
The interior appearance of the building would be improved if the
varnish were brightened up but this is not absolutely necessary.
Exterior woodwork painted in 1919.

     Mechanical Hall.   Two story brick building used for engineer-
ing instruction and shops.   Built in 1891.   Exterior woodwork
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care should be taken not to disturb vines-anytoro.thkn is abso-
lutely necessary.   Barrel used for water rheostat on the west
side of machine shop should be removed to improve appearance.
E.xterior painting of this building is important and the cost shored
not be taken out of the $7,000 already authorized on this buil3At: 
Some of the window woodwork will need renewing.   Roof of this
building needs considerable repairs.   Superintendent Whipple re--
ports that it will take about $2,000 to take care of roof and guL--
ter repairs.   Interior woodwork in fair condition except damage
done to it due to leak in roof.   For further details about this
building see report made by the Engineering Committee to the Board
at its last meeting.

    New Machine Shop.   Buil t in 1913.  One story brick building
to be used for housing shops.   In good condition.

    Mini   Engineering BuildinL.   Built in 1908.   Two story
brick building with basement, used for instruction in mining.   Ex-
terior woodwork painted with one coat this spring.   Interior walls
need painting.   Gas heaters in this building should be removed as
the building is now equipped for steam heat.   Attic in this build-
ing contains some rubbish that increases the fire hazard.   It
should be cleaned out at once.   If additional storage is needed
in this Department this attic should be put in condition for a good
store room.   In its present condition the doors should be kept
locked on account of fire hazard.   Basement should be cleaned up
and used to better advantage.   Considerable unnecessary rubbish
in the basement.   Boxes of paper and packing material in the base-
ment increases fire hazard.   General condition of the building good.

     Mining Laboratory.   Built in 1912.   Two story brick building
with no basement.   No sewerage connection to the building.   This
should be provided to facilitate testing work.   In view of the
wonderful natural resources of this State, we think this laboratory
should be kept in active use.   Lighting system bad.   Exterior
woodwork painted in 1919.   Class numerals on this building shoulu
be removed.   Rubbish, barrels, pipes, etc., on the north side
should be cleaned up and rermoved.  Hedge on the northwest corner
needs trimming.   General condition of the building good.

     Civil Engineering Buildin,1.  Three story brick with base-
ment, built in 1909.   Exterior woodwork needs painting.   Wood-
work on basement walls getting in bad condition.   Drainage aroliy!d
the basement windows should be improved.   Old tar barrels around
this building should be removed.   Iwterior woodwork around windows
should be varnished.   Lightic g in drafting rooms reported unsat-
isfactory; provision has already been made for different lights in
two rooms.   Two openings left for doors in road material testing
laboratories should be bricked up.   This laboratory and blue print
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laboratory should be ceiled.   Unnecessary packing boxes should
be cleaned out of highway engineering laboratory.   Material al-
ready utilized for testing in basement should be removed. . Small
water turbine in furnace room should be removed to Mechanical Fall
and installed for testing purposes.   Portion of boiler room used
for coal storage could be used to better advantage.   Rubbish under
stairway should be removed.   Look on service switch should be fe-
paired.   General condition of building good.

     New Chemistry Building.   Built in 1909.   Two story brick
building with basement, used for instruction in chemistry.   Ex-
terior woodwork painted in 1919.   Interior woodwork of windows
needs attention.   Class numerals should be removed.   General con-
dition of the building good.   We suggest that this building might
be named Kastle rall in honor of Dr. Joe Boeing Kastle, former
head of the Department of Chemistry, and a man of national repu-
tation.

     agricultural Building.   Built in 1907.    A three story brick
building with basement, used for agricultural instruction.    Paint-
ed in 1918.   Roof over south entrance needs some attention.
Leaded glass needs reenforcing.   Window sills need attention.
General condition of the building good, except as noted.

     Experiment Staion. Two story brick building with basement.
Built in 1904.   Exterior painted in 1918.    Suggest temporary
wire fence.   Old bottles on both sides of north entrance should
be removed.   Boiler front on south boiler setting needs straight-
ening up.  New grates reouired for north boiler.   Combustion
chamber needs cleani