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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bowling Green College of Commerce

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Bowling Green College of Commerce Marker
Inscription.  Became a college of Western Kentucky University in 1963. Founded as part of Glasgow Normal Institute in 1875. School moved to Bowling Green in 1884. Was named Southern Normal School and Business College. In 1907 the schools separated. The Business University moved downtown, then to College Street. Flourished as private school for over 50 years.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1418.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 59.132′ N, 86° 27.32′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Avenue of Champions just south of College Heights Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on sidewalk between Bates-Runner Hall and Grise Hall on the Western Kentucky University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1575 Normal St, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Bowling Green College of Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Bowling Green College of Commerce Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate State Capital of Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Albert Sidney Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); Felts Log House (approx. ¼ mile away); Potter College (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Hardin Cherry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Training School-College High (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Also see . . .  Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green Business University. From WNKY-TV. Originally aired June 11, 2020. (Submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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