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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 37. Plant Operations / Facilities Services / Heating Plant
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of Plant Operations, Facilities Services and the Heating Plant
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1906
Admin / Biog History Heating Plant
Date Built-1927
Architect - Brinton Davis
Cost of Construction - $120,000
Renovation - $40,000

The plant is located on the lower end of campus next to the railroad tracks. After the plant was built, every building on campus had an even temperature. When it was first built, the plant contained two 200 horsepower water tube boilers. In 1930, a 400 horsepower boiler was installed.

1938 - $40,000 donated to modernize and expand heating plant; "The contemplated project includes the installation of a reconditioned boiler with new automatic stokers, the laying of a steam pipeline to the new music building, and the construction of an "indicted draft" system for the plant's smokestack." [Heating Plant on Western Campus to be Worked On, 6-20-38]

1957 - $120,000 new boiler installed. The boiler eliminated fly-ash and soot. The new boiler supplied five more buildings on campus than before.

1963 - $400,000 addition added; the addition increased the heating capacity of the plant by 1/2. In 1963, this reconstruction was the 12th major one on campus since 1956.

Maintenance Service Building
Date Built - 1958
Cost of Construction - $122,154
Additions - $107,790
Architect - Roberts & Johnson of Owensboro, KY
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Heating Plant (WKU)
Maintenance Service Building (WKU)
Supply-Services Building (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.37 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.37
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1906-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 8 folders, 4 oversize, 26 slides
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Public Safety
Physical Plant
Physical Plant
Physical Plant
Physical Plant
Facility Services Buildings
Heating Plant
Heating Plant
Heating Plant
Heating Plant
Heating Plant
Facility Services Buildings
Facility Services Buildings