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Name Heating Plant (WKU)
Details Date Built-1927
Architect - Brinton Davis
Cost of Construction - $120,000
Renovation - $40,000

The plant is located on the lower end of campus next to the railroad tracks. After the plant was built, every building on campus had an even temperature. When it was first built, the plant contained two 200 horsepower water tube boilers. In 1930, a 400 horsepower boiler was installed.

Additions:
1938 - $40,000 donated to modernize and expand heating plant; "The contemplated project includes the installation of a reconditioned boiler with new automatic stokers, the laying of a steam pipeline to the new music building, and the construction of an "indicted draft" system for the plant's smokestack." [Heating Plant on Western Campus to be Worked On, 6-20-38]

1957 - $120,000 new boiler installed. The boiler eliminated fly-ash and soot. The new boiler supplied five more buildings on campus than before.

1963 - $400,000 addition added; the addition increased the heating capacity of the plant by 1/2. In 1963, this reconstruction was the 12th major one on campus since 1956.

Sources:
Park City Daily News:
"$402,725 is Low Bid On WSC Heating Plant," No Date
"Enlargement of Heating Unit at Western Sought," Oct. 26, 1937
"Heating Plant On Western Campus to Be Worked On," June 20, 1938
"Low Bidders Listed On Western Work," June 29, 1963
"Western Heating Plant Damaged by Fire Last Night," April 27, 1956
"Western Project Nets Firm a Statewide Honor," Oct. 10, 1993
Imel, Joe. "That Sinking Feeling," Photograph, July 19, 1994

Louisville-Courier Journal:
"Heating Plant for Western," April 13, 1963
Archives Entries 13
Photograph Entries 36

Associated Records

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Series 2. Building File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 2. Building File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

Records created during the construction and renovation of buildings at WKU.

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UA3 President's Office Series 4. Dero Downing Sub-Series 2. Construction File - WKU President's Office - Downing

Records regarding the planning, construction and maintenance of buildings on the WKU campus. Downing held several positions at WKU before becoming president. Some of these records date to that earlier period.

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Series 3. Capital Construction Disbursements & Receipts File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 3. Capital Construction Disbursements & Receipts File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

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

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings - WKU Archives

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings - WKU Archives

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

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XIV, No. 17 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3796">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3796</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Editorials Personals Society Sports-Shorts This issue contains articles: Noted Minister Conducts Second Vesper Service - T.E. Gouwens Work on Heating Plant Planned to Begin Soon Jubilee Singers Give Program 1,300 Students Enroll for First Summer Term Noted Speaker Heard Here - John Hill Pay, Robert. Married - Carl Anderson Western Observes 4th of July President Pau

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 19, No. 16 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4504">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4504</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Looking Backward Society - Personals Faculty Notes Alumni Flashes Music Notes At the Capitol - Movies Weddings - Engagements Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers Daily Doings Quotable Quotes Service Column This issue contains articles: Western Offers Numerous Opportunities Tandy Ellis Bequeaths Rare Gifts to Western Dr. Marshall Murphree of Africa to Speak

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 39, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4610">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4610</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Book Marks Kentucky Building College Calendar Religious News Hilltopics Musical Notes Looking Backward Faculty Facts Alumni News Society ROTC News Tops in Sports This issue contains articles: 29th Homecoming Celebration Slated for Next Weekend Proctor, Joe. Festive Weekend Starts with Bonfire and Dance Heating Plant Gets Complete Overhauling Annual Future Te

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 39, No. 11 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4616">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4646</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Religious News Musical Notes Hilltopics Social Activities Calendar Book Marks Kentucky Building Looking Backward Faculty Facts Society Alumni News ROTC News This issue contains articles: Annual Kentucky Education Association Breakfast Set for Friday, April 17 Talisman Ball Set April 24 Western Seniors Awarded Graduate Study Grants Western Pershing Rifle Wins Drill Co

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Western Kentucky University - Maupin, John

Campus master plan showing existing and proposed buildings published in the College Heights Herald. Larger version available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4702">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4702</a>.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 30 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4847">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4847</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Miller, Roger. Associated Students Congress to Consider Open Forum Proposal Glass, Reginald. James Kilpatrick to Speak Here Tonight Administrators Expect Hikes in Tuition Committee Plans to Survey Women's Dormitory Hours Elmore, Valerie. Western Receives National Science Foundation Grants Associated Students Movie Series Opens Tomorrow with King Kong Rhea Lazarus Says New Guidelines Offer More F

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 33 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4991">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4991</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Johnston, Scott. CLEP Tests Save Students Time, Money Pence, Carter. Federal Appeals Court to Rule on Associated Student Government-Sponsored 'Fly' Suit Dillingham, Jed. Heat Plant Operating on Oil Instead of Gas Rain or Shine Two Concerts Slated Friday Herald, Talisman Applicants Taken Candidates Need Entry Forms - Sweetheart Ball Western Gets Grant - National Science Foundation Cross, Al.

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Kelly Thompson - Talisman

Kelly Thompson right with unidentified men looking at heating plant. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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Schneider Hall - Curt Teich & Co., Inc.

Color postcard of Schneider Hall with caption: West Hall and Heating Plant, Western Kentucky State Teachers' College.

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Aerial View - Unknown

Aerial photograph of WKU campus with image of Henry Cherry, OS Box 30 Folder 4.

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Aerial View - Unknown

Aerial photograph of WKU campus, OS Box 30 Folder 4.

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Aerial View - Davis, Billy

Aerial photograph of WKU campus, autographed by Billy Davis, OS Box 30 Folder 4.

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Heating Plant - Unknown

Heating Plant.

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Heating Plant - Unknown

Pipes in the Heating Plant.