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Wilt Chamberlain

Hall To The Chief

March 6, 1947

The University of Kansas signs a lease for a new residence hall that will take the name of a famed Kansa chief – thanks to a set of hand-me-down silverware.

Center Of Attention

December 3, 1956

Wilt Chamberlain, arguably the most dominant player in the history of basketball, makes his spectacular KU debut by scoring 52 points as the Jayhawks crush Northwestern in Allen Field House.

Field House of Dreams

March 1, 1955

Dedication of KU’s Allen Field House takes place on the night of the Jayhawks’ only home conference victory of the 1954-55 season.

Jocks’ Niche

August 14, 1950

The University of Kansas purchases the residence located at 1043 Indiana Street, which will become known as “Varsity House” and serve as a dormitory principally for KU football players during the 1950s.

Independents’ Hall

May 22, 1946

Kansas Governor Andrew Schoeppel announces that KU will receive a surplus US Army barracks building, a structure that will become the 160-man dormitory known as Oread Hall.