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Name Recitation Hall (WKU)
Details Other Names - Potter Hall
Date Built - 1889
Cost of Construction - $561,819
Razed - 1936

Potter Hall was constructed in 1889 to serve Potter College for Young Ladies. It provided space for classrooms, library, dining hall, parlor and dormitory rooms for the students. When WKU purchased Potter College in 1909 the building became known as Recitation Hall and served the campus as a classroom building until it was torn down in 1936 to make way for Cherry Hall.

Additions:
Before 1927 - remodeled for $40,000

College Heights Herald - digitized - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua/

College Landmark Will Be Razed, Dec. 5, 1935

Recitation Hall, Demolition Well Underway, Jan. 24, 1936

Recitation Hall Entirely Demolished, Feb. 21, 1936

Recitation Hall Has Interesting History, April 5, 1935

Recitation Hall is Damaged by Wind, May 10, 1935

Wilson, Grodon. "Old Potter College Served Education Long and Well," Jan. 10, 1936

Teachers College Heights - digitized - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua/

Volume 2, No. 1, p. 2, Dec. 1917
Volume 6, No. 1, p. 7, April 1922
Volume 7, No. 6, pp. 5 & 8, Aug. 1924
Volume 8, No. 1, p. 1, Oct. 1924
Volume 13, No. 1, p. 28, Nov. 1931
Volume 15, No. 6, pp. 30-31, April, 1936

Park City Daily News

Recitation Hall Dean of All, photograph, Sept. 28, 1927

Remove landmark to make way for modern building, Mar. 17, 1936

Documents & Primary Sources

Floor Plans: D149

UA2 Board of Regents - Meeting Minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor

1914 - June
1915 - February, March, June
1919 - December
1920 - November
1926 - April

UA12/1/1 Elevator, Vol. IV, Nos. 1-6 - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua/

UA98 Potter College - inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/277/

Golden Rod yearbook - www.wku.edu/library/archive/3.php

Talisman yearbook - www.wku.edu/library/archive/3.php

1906, 1907, 1908
Archives Entries 9
Photograph Entries 79

Associated Records

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Subseries 66. Recitation Hall - WKU Archives

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Subseries 66. Recitation Hall - WKU Archives

Images of Recitation Hall - also known as the original Potter College Building.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 29. Franklin Studios Collection - Franklin Studio

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 29. Franklin Studios Collection - Franklin Studio

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.

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

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. X, No. 15 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3739">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3739</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Advice to the Lovelorn Alumni News Athletics Class & Club Collegiate Days & Nights Personals Society This issue contains articles: Plans for May Commencement Are Completed Plans Are Perfected for Kentucky Horatian Celebration Training School Musicians Rate High in Contest Junior Prom to Be May 24 Herald Poetry Prize Winners Are Announced Recital Presented by Voice Students 1

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XII, No. 7 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3750">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3750</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Society The Sport Light This issue contains articles: New Building Construction is Rushed - Cherry Hall Men's Glee Club Opens Concert Season Jan. 15 Names Omitted in Broadcast Account Amelia Earhart Will Lecture Here on Jan. 20 Bird Census Here Reveals 47 Species Library Staff Presents Radio Program Jan. 7 Graduate School Organized 1931 Volleyball and Wrestlin

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XII, No. 8 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3749">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3749</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Capitol Theatre Class & Club Personals Society The Sport Light Throbbing Hearts This issue contains articles: Schedule of Activities is Announced Men's Glee Club Makes 3 Day Concert Tour Speech Class Gives Chapel Program Diddlemen Meet Eastern Here Tomorrow Nite Students Dine with Friend of English King - John Harvis Congress Club Holds Dinner Webst

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XII, No. 9 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3748">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3748</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Personals Society The Sport Light Throbbing Hearts This issue contains articles: College Sponsors New Debate Team Talisman Sales Drive to Start within Few Days Training School Student Wins First in Amateur Contest - Tommy Smith Work on Pioneer Log Cabin Is Halted by Bad Weather College Net Tournament Here Feb. 27-29 Glenn Maxwell Is Pastor of Church at Lex

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XII, No. 10 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3747">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3747</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Personals Society The Sport Light Throbbing Hearts This issue contains articles: 1000 to Engage in Program Tomorrow - Washington's Birthday Debaters Meet Asbury Tuesday Local Speech Contest to Be Held March 2 Dean Finley Grise Delivers Principal Address Peabody Program Barren County Superintendent Succumbs - W.M. Totty McChesney, Gene. Star Is Theme of Tal

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XVI, No. 3 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3818">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3818</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes College High Times Musical Morsels Payoff with Pay Personals Society Tower Light This issue contains articles: Faculty Notes - Arndt Stickles, Ercell Egbert, History, Bert Smith, Gordon Wilson, T.S. Marks, Horace McMurtry, Mary Gear Distinguished Persons to Appear Here - American Association of University Women Borrone, Bert. Dr. Arndt Stic

Image of Students on Their Way to Chapel - E.C. Kropp Co.

Students on Their Way to Chapel - E.C. Kropp Co.

Panoramic postcard showing Recitation Hall, Cabell Hall and Van Meter along with students lined up to attend chapel.

Image of Potter College Dormitory - Unknown

Potter College Dormitory - Unknown

Potter College students in dorm room from UA98 1897/98 Potter College Catalog, p. 30.

Image of Potter College Physical Education - Unknown

Potter College Physical Education - Unknown

Potter College students in physical education class from UA98 1897/98 Potter College Catalog, p. 36.

Image of Potter College German Club - Golden Rod

Potter College German Club - Golden Rod

Potter College German Club from UA98 Golden Rod, p. 34. Photo may include: Leona Tichenor, Meme Smith, Selina Smith, Ina Beeman, Annie Cable, Mary Cotrell, Mary Hord Elgin, Mollie Gage, Nannie McBride, Mabel Murry, Mabel Mathews, Richie Pace, Olive Pierce, Gertrude Raubold, Ola Snedecor, Annette Tichenor, Sloan Atterbury, Sue Brinkley, Mat Brownfield, Louise Harris, Bessie Lewis, Mattie Morris, Magaret McAtee, Bela Myrick, Carrie Pace, Emma Price, Fannie Lou Woodard, Goldie Taylor, Marie Seigler, Lillian rozelle or Merry Walker.

Image of Potter College Dining Hall - Unknown

Potter College Dining Hall - Unknown

Potter College students in dining hall from UA98 1897/98 Potter College catalog, p. 35.

Image of Potter College - F.M. Kirby & Co.

Potter College - F.M. Kirby & Co.

Color postcard of Potter College.

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

Recitation Hall - Franklin Studio, Bowling Green, Ky.

Close up of entry way to Recitation Hall.

Image of Potter College - Unknown

Potter College - Unknown

View of Potter College from across town; close up of buildings on top of hill.

Image of Five Young Men Stole Schoolgirls - Unknown

Five Young Men Stole Schoolgirls - Unknown

Newspaper clipping- Five Young Men Stole Schoolgirls, Potter College News 1901. Includes sketch of Recitation Hall. Only the top portion has been scanned. UA98, B1, F31.