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Cooperstown, 1946

Posted on November 12, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
This aerial view shows approximately 250 of the housing units in Cooperstown, a temporary housing project being set up on the Experiment Station farm to house student veterans at the University of Kentucky.  Houses at the top left are located along Woodland Avenue and the row at the extreme right is located on the east side of an extension of Oldham avenue.  The University observatory, which serves as headquarters for the project manager, is shown at the left.  Seventy houses on Hill Top Avenue, which extends west almost to Rose street, are not included in the picture.  Eighty units are yet to be set up in the village. Kentucky Historical Marker paying tribute to Cooperstown, the graduate student housing area that was recently torn down to make way for new undergraduate housing Published in the Herald-Leader April 14, 1946.

This aerial view shows approximately 250 of the housing units in Cooperstown, a temporary housing project set up on the Experiment Station farm to house student veterans at the University of Kentucky. Houses at the top left are along Woodland Avenue, and the row at far right is on the east side of an extension of Oldham Avenue. The University observatory, which served as headquarters for the project manager, is at left. On Wednesday, UK will dedicate a Kentucky historical marker paying tribute to Cooperstown, which was recently torn down to make way for new undergraduate housing. Among the guests will be NBC sportscaster and UK alumnus Tom Hammond, whose grandfather Thomas Poe Cooper was dean of UK’s school of agriculture and for whom Cooperstown was named. Published in the Herald-Leader on April 14, 1946.

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