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Architecture

Back In Power

October 2, 2002

KU announces that its 1887 powerhouse building will be transformed into a new home for the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Bailey’s Barn

October 22, 2001

Bailey Hall, one of the University’s oldest buildings, is entered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Spooner Or Later

October 29, 1994

Spooner Hall, the oldest continuously used academic building on the campus of the University of Kansas, marks its one-hundredth anniversary.

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.

Priority Won

December 12, 1941

After obtaining a federal priority rating by agreeing that Lindley Hall would “assume defense tasks” for the duration of World War II, KU begins work on the construction of its new mineral industries building.

26 Rooms Riv Vu

July 28, 1939

The Summer Session Kansan announces that renovations are nearly complete on “The Outlook,” the new official KU chancellor’s residence – a willed gift from the recently deceased University benefactress Elizabeth Watkins.

Finger In The Dyche

November 30, 1932

After the state architect declares Dyche Hall structurally unsound, the Board of Regents closes KU’s Natural History Museum for a period that will end up lasting nine years.