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Creator WKU Archives
Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 51. Music Hall
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1962
Description Images of the Music Hall.
Admin / Biog History Date Built - ca. 1937-1940
Date Razed - 1975
Cost of Construction - $50,000
Architect - J.M. Ingram

Music Hall 2012-present
Construction 2010-2012

History
The three story building originally measured approximately 82 feet x 120 feet with 50,000 square feet of usable space. Construction was paid for through Works Progress Administration funding. WKU Industrial Arts students constructed the window frames. Auditoriums were located on the first and second floors and seated 200 people. The building was located south of the Physical Education Building. The 1st floor was used for band, orchestra, and other instrumental activities. The 2nd floor was used for vocal activities and the 3rd floor was used for theory classes. The building was razed in 1975 because "it is uneconomical to bring it to up-to-date standards." [Shirley, Janet. College Heights Herald, "Building Projects Continue," August, 26, 1975]

Additions
1958 - $32,400 renovations, new roof, floor tile, new entrance, practice rooms added

1965 - fire in south wing
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Music Hall (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/26/
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.51 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.51
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1937-1975
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 3 folders, oversize, 10 negatives
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Music Hall
Music Hall
Music Hall
Music Hall
Music Hall