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Main Building

 
 
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By S. C. McCullough, April 18, 2019
1. Main Building Marker
Inscription.  Opened in 1882 and known as the Main or College Building, it contained classrooms, offices, and a chapel for student assemblies. Designed by architect H. P. McDonald and built of brick fashioned from campus clays and stone at a total cost of $81,000. Gracing the roof of the building was a tower crowned by a cupola, 157 feet in height.
 
Erected 2004 by University of Kentucky. (Marker Number 2138.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.346′ N, 84° 30.292′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Administration Drive 0.1 miles from S. Limestone (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Administration Drive, Lexington KY 40506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas D. Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Gillis Building 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); What's in a Name? (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library
Main Building image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, April 18, 2019
2. Main Building
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Maxwell Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. This marker was entirely funded by student donations as part of the University of Kentucky (UK) Student Development Council (SDC). Each year, by tradition, each graduating class of UK shares a piece of UK and Kentucky history through this marker program. The SDC has raised more than $110,000 for the marker program and student scholarships as part of the Live Blue Legacy Program.
 
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<i>Main Building , Kentucky State University, Lexington, Ky.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, circa 1930
3. Main Building , Kentucky State University, Lexington, Ky.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina.   3. submitted on May 31, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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