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Barker Hall and Buell Armory

 
 
Barker Hall and Buell Armory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. Barker Hall and Buell Armory Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated in 1901 and known as Alumni Hall. The original structure was a central, three-story building with a gymnasium and a drill hall on either side. Expanded in the 1930s with aid of WPA funds. The 19th-century bell from the Peter Taylor Methodist Chapel in Carrs (Lewis Co.) was installed in 1989.
Class of 2001
(Reverse)
Site of first UK basketball games. Utilized for physical education, student clubs, dance, and ROTC. Converted to an infirmary during 1918 flu epidemic. Named for UK's second president, Henry Stites Barker (1911-1917) and Union Civil War General and UK trustee Don Carlos Buell.
Class of 2001

 
Erected 2001 by University of Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2070.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.352′ N, 84° 30.26′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker
Barker Hall and Buell Armory and Marker (extreme right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Barker Hall and Buell Armory and Marker (extreme right).
is at the intersection of Administration Drive and Patterson Drive, on the left when traveling north on Administration Drive. Located on the Campus of the University of Kentucky. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 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); Main Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gillis Building 1889 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); What's in a Name? (about 600 feet away); Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maxwell Place (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.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Historical Society on Barker Hall & Buell Armory. (Submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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