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Creator WKU Archives
Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 8. Bemis Lawrence
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1966
Description Images of Bemis Lawrence Hall.
Admin / Biog History Other Names - Dormitory 6
Date Built - 1966
Cost of Construction - $1,300,000
Gross Square Feet - 74,426 (1969)
Architects - Frank Cain, W.S. Arrasmith, Arnold Judd & Joseph Wilk

Namesake:
Bemis Lawrence served as Vice-Chairman of WKU's Board of Regents from 1955 to 1966. He was born December 1, 1914 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Lawrence received his A.B. degree from Western in 1936 and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1940 at the University of Louisville. He served as county commissioner of Jefferson County Fiscal Court, president of the Louisville Bar Assoication and taught real estate law at the University of Louisville. Lawrence also served as an administrative assistant to J.Edgar Hoover in the FBI during the 1940s. He died August 21, 1975 while boating on Lake Cumberland.

History:
Constructed in conjunction with Barnes-Campbell. Bemis Lawrence was dedicated on October 14, 1967. The 9 story men's dormitory was equipped with air-conditioning, self-service elevators, a spacious lobby and waiting areas, and apartments for a director and an assistant director. Bemis Lawrence housed 392 men. Each room accommodated 2 students.

Additions:
2002 - created 12 new rooms making a total of 374
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Residential facilities
Dormitories
Search Terms Bemis Lawrence Hall (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/26/
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.8 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.8
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1966-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 2 folders, 8 negatives
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Bemis Lawrence Hall
Bemis Lawrence Hall
Bemis Lawrence Hall
Bemis Lawrence Hall