|Name||Cedar House (WKU)|
Other Names - Faculty House, Senior House
Built - 1920-1921
Cost of Construction - $6,000
Architects - WKU Students and Faculty
The construction of the building was sponsored by the Senior classes of 1920 and 1921. The logs used in its construction were harvested from a campus hillside in the area now occupied by the old stadium. The students were helped by faculty members L.Y. Lancaster, George Page, Billy Craig and H.M. Yarbrough. It has been used as a social center (1921-1923), the library (1923-1928) and student center (1928-1959). It was remodeled in 1959 and became the known as the Faculty House. Elizabeth Walz, former faculty member was named hostess and had an apartment on the second floor between 1959 and 1960. The building was the home of the College Heights Foundation between 1959 and 1967 and the Credit Union 1974-1983. It was also used by the Faculty Senate and retired faculty.
A Faculty House Renovation Committee was appointed consisting of Gretchen Niva, Linda Allan, Sheila Conway, Ann Fields, Charles Eison, Lowell Harrison, Carl Kell and Glenn Lohr in 1986. They proposed several changes in the building layout and repairs. President Kern Alexander provided a new roof while the committee raised money for the remodel. In May 1987 the remodeling was approved.
For information on University Libraries see also:
Gordon Wilson Hall
Cravens Graduate Center and Library
1959 - remodeled, Frank Cain architect, $25,000
1986 - remodeled
2007 - renovated
College Heights Herald:
1926 December issue
1930 March issue
1934 October 22, p. 3; October 26, p. 1
1935 January 11, p. 2
1940 March 22, p. 4; October 25, p. 4
1943 October 22, p. 3
1948 October 1
1954 February 19, p. 8
1955 February 25, p. 1
1959 February 13; July 3, p. 2; October 9, p. 1
1960 March 4, p. 8
1962 March 28, p. 2
1963 January 16, p. 2
1965 April 21 p. 10
1967 December 14, p. 5 1975 October 31 p. 6A
1979 October 25, p. 13A
1986 November 11, p. 2
1987 January 15, p. 7
1989 April 25, p. 2
1991 March 28, p. 2
Talisman - 1932, p. 129
Teachers College Heights:
Vol. 12, No. 5, p. 8
Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 1, No. 2, p. 2
Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 39
Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 21
Vol. 15 No. 3, p. 14
Vol. 15, No. 6, p. 20
Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 24, 30
Vol. 16, No. 4, p. 37
Vol. 17, No. 4, p. 35
Western Alumnus - 1978
Louisville Courier Journal
Creason, Joe. Western State's Faculty Gets a Building All Its Own, 4/16/1960
Park City Daily News
Gaines, Ray. Park Row Paragraphs, 2/7/1959, 10/12/1959, 3/29/1962
Documents & Primary Sources:
UA1F Articles on Western Buildings
UA2 Board of Regents Meeting Minutes:
1919 - September 30, December 30
1920 - November 18
1923 - April 6
1926 - April 26
1927 - October 7, December 21
UA3/1/2/1 Henry Cherry General Correspondence - Inventory
UA3/3/1 Kelly Thompson Correspondence / Subject File - Inventory
UA30/1/1 Planning, Design & Construction - Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - Inventory
UA30/1/2 Planning, Design & Construction - Building File - Inventory
UA36 University Senate Meeting - September 22, 1991
UA36I/12 W.J. Craig Faculty/Staff Papers - Inventory
UA3/3/4 Kelly Thompson Construction File - Inventory
Correspondence between Donald G. Porter and Janice A. Insko, his future wife, during and just after the Korean Conflict, while Don was serving in a medical support division in Germany and she was a student at Western Kentucky State College. Letters concern military life abroad and the everyday life of a student at Western.
Photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies created by Public Affairs staff members of WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and events. See container list for arrangement and description.
Images of the Cedar House also known as the Faculty House.
Blueprints, drawings and plans of WKU buildings and campus created by the Department of Planning, Design & Construction.
Records created during the construction and renovation of buildings at WKU.
Chiefly personal and professional correspondence, speeches, journal articles, reminiscences and news clippings of noted educator Chester Coleman Travelstead. Of particular interest are the materials related to his 1955 dismissal from the University of South Carolina owing to his stance on racial integration. Also includes correspondence and diaries of his mother Nelle (Gooch) Travelstead, long-time Western Kentucky University faculty member.
Photographs created by Franklin Studios arranged in numerical order. Images are generally numbered and duplicates are found throughout the WKU Archives Photograph Collections, especially for individual buildings. See container list for list of images in other locations.
This series documents the disbursement of funds for capital construction projects at WKU. As defined by KRS 7A.010 (1), capital project means (a) any undertaking which is to be financed or funded through an appropriation by the General Assembly of general fund, road fund, bond fund, trust and agency fund, or federal funds; (b) any undertaking which is to be financed by a capital expenditure for use by state government or one of its departments or agencies; (c) any capital construction item, or combination of items necessary to make a building or utility installation complete, estimated to cost $600,000 or more, or any item of movable equipment estimated to cost $200,000 or more, regardless o
Interview conducted by Paul Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.
College Heights Herald, Vol. 30, No. 8-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2871/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2871/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Head Positions Named on 1954-55 Talisman Staff AFROTC Unit Participates in Radio Program Western Players, Music Department to Present Musical Ogden Contest to Follow American Association of University Women
College Heights Herald, Vol. 31, No. 8-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2914/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2914/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Hilltoppers Wallop Tennessee Tech 80-65 in OVC Opener Western Grabs OVC Regular Season Title Three Hilltoppers Play Last Home Game Sue Lynch is Mountain Laurel Representative 1956 Talisman Staff Announced Cedar House Will be New Social C
Photographs, negatives, postcards, drawings, slides and digital images of Western Kentucky University buildings. Includes buildings of founding institutions. Subseries 1. Academic Athletic Performance Center / Diddle Arena Subseries 2. Academic Complex Subseries 3. Agricultural Exposition Center Subseries 4. Proposed Buildings Subseries 5. Barnes-Campbell Subseries 6. Barracks Subseries 7. Bates-Runner Subseries 8. Bemis Lawrence Subseries 9. Cabell Hall Subseries 10. Cedar House aka Faculty House Subseries 11. West Hall Subseries 12. Unidentified Subseries 13. Cherry Hall, 1937+ Subseries 14. Glasgow Normal School Subseries
Correspondence and papers of Marjorie E. Clagett, a WKU faculty member who taught French from 1928-1964. Includes field notes and slides relating to her studies of flora in south central Kentucky, Great Britain and other habitats in the United States, and research materials relating to the history of the French in Kentucky. Also includes correspondence, photographs and genealogical data of the Clagett, Northcott, Strange and associated families.
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