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Scovell Hall / M.A. Scovell 1855-1912

 
 
Scovell Hall Marker side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
1. Scovell Hall Marker side
Inscription.  Scovell Hall Named for M.A. Scovell in 1913, this building was opened in 1905, with major additions in 1913 and 1937. Utilizing a colonial design, it was the largest building on campus for many years. Served until mid-1990s as a center of agricultural research, extension programs, and academic activities.

M.A. Scovell 1855-1912 Melville Amasa Scovell, Ph.D., was named first director of the Experiment Station in 1885 and the first dean and director of the College of Agriculture in 1910. During his tenure, staff increased from 3 to 60, the number of departments grew from 2 to 11, and the agricultural farm expanded from 48.5 to 240 acres.
Class of 1998

 
Erected 1998 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2009.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 38° 2.123′ N, 84° 
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30.461′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of South Limestone (U.S. 27) and Huguelet Drive, on the right when traveling north on South Limestone. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Huguelet Dr, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. WBKY/WUKY (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kentucky Kernel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herman L. Donovan / Donovan Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); What's in a Name? (approx. ¼ mile away); Gillis Building 1889 (approx. ¼ mile away); Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Haggin Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Maxwell Place (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Melville Amasa Scovell. Wikipedia entry on the academic, who worked at the Universities of Illinois and Kentucky. (Submitted on July 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
M.A. Scovell 1855-1912 Marker side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
2. M.A. Scovell 1855-1912 Marker side
Scovell Hall / M.A. Scovell 1855-1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 23, 2022
3. Scovell Hall / M.A. Scovell 1855-1912 Marker
Melville Amasa Scovell (1855-1912) image. Click for full size.
Unknown via The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume XV (Public Domain), 1916
4. Melville Amasa Scovell (1855-1912)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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