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Name Ogden Hall (WKU)
Details 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.

Additions:
1960 - a "French Quarter" decorative ironwork was added to the building

Sources:

Ogden observes "Spring Cleaning'; Curiosities Found, CHH, 11/22/1940
A New Touch, CHH, 4/29/1960

Park City Daily News:

A French Quarter, photograph, April 29, 1960, p. 3
Beard, T.H. "Old Homes in and Near Bowling Green," June 16, 1963
Belfrey on Ogden College Building is Being Removed, Sept. 5, 1929, P. 1
Gaines, Roy. "Park Row Paragraphs," April 11, 1955
Ogden Buildings Renovated, April 28, 1960
Ogden College is to be Maintained as School of Science for Pedagogues, Jan, 1927
Razing of Ogden Hall, photograph, April 7, 1966
Archives Entries 9
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 1
Photograph Entries 43

Associated Records

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Papers -

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.

Image of UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 1. Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 1. Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

Blueprints, drawings and plans of WKU buildings and campus created by the Department of Planning, Design & Construction.

Image of UA1B2/1/8 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part I - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/8 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part I - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paul Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.

Image of UA1B2/1/9 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part II - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/9 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part II - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paul Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.

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. 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

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 21, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4527">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4527</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Faculty Notes Alumni Notes Society - Personals Spikes Cleats & Sneakers The Service Column Alumni Flashes The Chapel Hour Sharps & Flats Accidentals Looking Backward Kentucky Building News Book Marks This issue contains articles: Western Offers Numerous Opportunities Talisman and Military Queens are Crowned Malcolm Arnett Speaks Students

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 22, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4547">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4547</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Book Marks Rural School Notes Faculty Notes Kentucky Building News Society Page From the Press Box The Service Column Alumni Flashes Hilltopics This issue contains articles: Grise, Finley. Dean Lauds Western's Educational Standards Avalon Wins Future Farmers of America Field Day Mitchell Davis to Assist in Education Department Talisman Sent to Engraver Registrar

Image of Ogden College letterman's sweater - Sweater

Ogden College letterman's sweater - Sweater

Letterman's sweater worn at Ogden College in Bowling Green, KY. V-neck pullover that is burgundy in color with a green stripe or hash mark on the sleeve and green "O" on chest.. Size 42.

Image of Ogden Hall - Franklin Studio, Bowling Green, Ky.

Ogden Hall - Franklin Studio, Bowling Green, Ky.

Ogden Hall with Snell Hall in background.

Image of Ogden Hall - Unknown

Ogden Hall - Unknown

Ogden College

Image of Henry Clagett Bust - Lee, Bill

Henry Clagett Bust - Lee, Bill

Color slide, photo of Ogden College from play program.

Image of Ogden College - Lee, Bill

Ogden College - Lee, Bill

Color slide, painting of Ogden College by Herman Lowe.

Image of Campus Views - Ogden College - Unknown

Campus Views - Ogden College - Unknown

View of Ogden College campus.

Image of Ogden Hall - Unknown

Ogden Hall - Unknown

Manual training room in Ogden Hall.

Image of Campus Views - Ogden College - McFee Company

Campus Views - Ogden College - McFee Company

Drawing with three views of Ogden College campus. Includes Ogden Hall, College Street entrance and view down State Street from State Street entrance.

Image of Ogden Hall - Cardinal

Ogden Hall - Cardinal

Ogden Hall from 1914 Cardinal, UA97/3.

Image of Snell Hall -

Snell Hall -

Snell Hall with Ogden Hall behind.