Photos from the Lexington Herald-Leader archives updated daily

University of Kentucky campus, 1954

Posted on January 23, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
1954 aerial view of the University of Kentucky campus, centered on a men's dormitory, to be named Donovan Hall, being built, center right, facing Rose Lane. It was completed in 1955 and named to honor the service of Herman L. Donovan, president of the University at that time. A livestock exhibition building is also in the process of being built, above and to the right of the dorm. This view of south campus precedes the building of the Medical Center, which would later sit where the open field is farther out Rose Lane closer to the intersection with South Limestone Street, seen at top right. In the upper middle of the image on the farmland is the future site of Commonwealth Satdium and the heavily treed area in the left of the image is now the site of the W.T. Young Library. Published in the Lexington Leader October 6, 1954.  Herald-Leader Archive Photo

A 1954 aerial view of the University of Kentucky campus, centered on a men’s dormitory, to be named Donovan Hall, being built, center right, facing Rose Lane. It was completed in 1955 and was named to honor the service of Herman L. Donovan, president of the university at that time. A livestock exhibition building also was being built, above and to the right of the dorm. This view of south campus precedes the building of the medical center, which would later sit where the open field is farther out Rose Lane, closer to the intersection with South Limestone, seen at top right. In the upper middle of the image on the farmland is the future site of Commonwealth Stadium, and the heavily wooded area to the left is now the site of the W.T. Young Library. Click on the image for a closer look, and click here to see a different view of campus nine years earlier. Published in the Lexington Leader on Oct. 6, 1954. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Photo reprints


See a photo that you would like to have a reprint of? All photos that appear in this blog can be purchased from
MyCapture .

TITLE

 Follow us on Twitter
@KYPhotoArchive

TITLE