Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Barker Hall and Buell Armory
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.
Erected 2001 by University of Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2070.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 38° 2.352′ N, 84° 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); Frances Jewell McVey / Jewell Hall (about 700 feet away); Sarah Bennett Holmes / Holmes Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77) (approx. 0.2 miles 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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