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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 80. Stadium & Colonnade
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of the Stadium and Colonnade.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1927
Admin / Biog History Colonnade & Stadium
Built - 1927
Dedicated - October 8, 1927
Cost of Construction - $50,000
Architect - Brinton Davis

Namesake, Colonnade only - W.L. "Gander" Terry was a Marion native. He was a former football player, an athletic director, an assistant football coach and a head football coach. He also played on the old football field where the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center now stands. Terry graduated in 1927 and was inducted in the University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. He died in 1991 at the age of 83. The colonnade was dedicated to him on July 23, 2003.

This Classic Revival colonnade once served as the entryway to an athletic stadium. It was built at an original cost of $50,000 and was completed in November 1927. The Stadium replaced a limestone quarry on the northeast side of campus. Lights were installed in 1946, and metal bleachers replaced wooden bleachers in 1963. Constructed of limestone by the Raymond Construction Company of Bowling Green, this colonnade contributes to the character of the campus. Although the athletic field has been replaced by the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts center, the stadium seats continue to serve as an amphitheater.

Historic Architecture at Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Library & Museum, 1998.

Renovations:
1946 - lights $15,000, seven 80 foot towers each with eighteen 1500 watt lights

1970 - fenced, gravel walkway repaired, signage, seeding

1998 - pressure washed and sealed, removal of wooden seats $30,000

2007 - $225,000 restoration of interior brick and exterior limestone
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Stadium (WKU)
Colonnade (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/26/
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.80 prefix
UA1C11.6 - Leon Garrett Photograph Collection
Catalog Number UA1C2.80
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1927-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 19 folders, oversize, glass plate, 3 negatives, 2 slides
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Sports Studies
Containers Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade - Events
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade - Details
Stadium & Colonnade - Repairs
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade
Stadium & Colonnade