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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 56. Ogden Hall
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of Ogden Hall.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1870
Year Range To 1966
Admin / Biog History Date Built - 1872 as home for Thomas Calvert family
Date Razed -1966

Namesake - The name Ogden was carried over from the Ogden College which was established by Robert W. Ogden. He was born on April 1, 1815 and died November 10, 1973. Ogden was a wealthy farmer as well as a wealthy businessman. He "bequeathed the bulk of his estate for the establishment of an endowed school in Bowling Green to provide free education to young men of Warren County."

Ogden College was opened on September 3, 1877. The main building was the Ogden Hall. The college offered college work and preparatory work. The largest enrollment was 162 students in 1918.

History - Ogden Hall was located on the "Ogden College" portion of campus. The building was originally built to be a residence; however, it was never occupied. Later, the hall was used for offices by the Extension and Field Services and for classrooms for the Department of Government. The building had high ceilings, tall windows, and winding staircases.

1960 - a "French Quarter" decorative ironwork was added to the building
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Ogden Hall (WKU)
Ogden College (Bowling Green, KY)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.56 prefix
UA1C2.75 - Images of Snell Hall
UA94.2 - Personal Papers related to Ogden College
UA94.2.1 - Rodes Myers Scrapbook
UA97 - Ogden College Records
Catalog Number UA1C2.56
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1870-1966
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 6 folders, glass plate, 6 negatives
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Ogden Hall
Ogden Hall
Ogden Hall
Ogden Hall