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Name Stadium (WKU)
Details Built - 1927
Dedicated - October 8, 1927
Cost of Construction - $50,000
Architect - Brinton Davis

Namesake - The Stadium was never named for anyone. The Colonnade has been named in honor of 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.

History - 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 and seated 7,500. 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 Although the athletic field has been replaced by the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts center, the stadium seats continue to serve as an amphitheater.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

College Heights Herald

1927 - Apr. p. 1, May p. 7
1930 - Oct. p. 5
1987 -Apr. 16, p. 2
1998 - May 5, p. 18

Batchelder, Matt. Colonnade Gets Needed Repairs, May 5, 1998

Clark, Ashlee. Colonnade Given Formal Name, Aug. 28, 2003

Colonnade Gets Needed Repairs, May 5, 1998, p. 18

Farner, Keith. Colonnade Used to be the Place to Watch Pigskin Fly, Oct. 24, 2002

Hill, Zack. Stadium, Jan. 31, 1939

Howerton, Christina. Western Planning Colonnade Rehab, Oct. 16, 2007

Teachers College Heights:

The New Stadium, July 1926 -
Notice, September 1926 -

Park City Daily News:

Hilltoppers are Winners Over 11 of Transylvania, Oct. 17, 1927

Hunter, Wales. Clean Sweep, photo, Apr. 29, 1998

The Way it Was, Feb. 24, 1980

Western Dedicates Her New Stadium with Win by 61 to 0 Over Bethel, Oct. 10, 1927

Western Teachers and Bethel College Grid Teams are Opponents, Oct. 6, 1927

Documents & Primary Sources

UA1B2/1 WKU Anniversaries - Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/190/

UA1C1 Campus Views - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/25/

UA1C2/80 Stadium & Colonnade - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/26/

UA1C3 Portraits - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/68/

UA1C4 Groups - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/28/

UA1C5/5 Athletics - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/29/

UA1C6 Events - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/30/

UA1C11/1 Public Relations Collection - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/38/

UA1C11/5 Athletic Media Relations Collection - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/75/

UA1C11/6 Leon Garrett Digital Collection - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/37/

UA1C11/22 Cherry Family Collection - Photos Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/131/

UA1C11/29 Franklin Studios Collection - http://www.wku.edu/library/archive/206.php

UA1C11/40 Thomas Tichenor Collection

Articles on Western Buildings - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1827/

UA2/2 Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/1927/mtgs/2/

UA3/1/8 Henry Cherry Scrapbooks - Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/286/

UA11 University Relations

UA30/1/1 Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - Inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/81/

Historic Architecture at Western Kentucky University - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1786/

Walk Talk - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1785/
Archives Entries 26
Library Entries 1
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 209

Associated Records

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 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.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 28, No. 15-Z245 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2865/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2865/</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 Society Page Faculty Notes Training School Notes Club News Articles in this issue: Western to Open Its 46th Year Edwin Mims to Address Grads on July 30 Contractors Prediction is Completion in October - Garrett Hall Foreign Students to Visit Western Western to Observe Holiday Ne

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 4 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2981">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2981</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Just a Second Campus Line For the Record / Crime Reports People Poll Sports Diversions Movie Reviews Classifieds Articles in this issue: Lucas, Fred. Parties Seeking Identity - U.S. Presidential Campaign Stamper, John. Tobacco Road - A Journey to the Harvest Leonard, Kim. Kristen Miller Makes Plan to Drive Party-Goers Home Leonard, Kim. Student Government Association Gives More Money to Camp

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 36 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3029">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3029</a>. Issue is mis-numbered. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Just a Second Campus Line For the Record / Crime Reports People Poll Sports Diversions Movie Reviews Classifieds Articles in this issue: Brewer, Jerry. Thomas Meredith Reminisces Batcheldor, Matt. Provide-a-Ride Gets high Marks Back, Shannon. Marriott Food Service Still Has Dissatisfied Customers Batcheldor, Matt. Tax Preparation Help Available Re-educate Yourself

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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 UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 70. Talisman Collection - Talisman

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 70. Talisman Collection - Talisman

Transparencies created by Talisman photographers for publication in the yearbook.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XIV, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3777">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3777</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Clubs Personals Society Sports-Shorts This issue contains articles: Teachers Hear Alben Barkley Oct. 16 James Smith Will Attend West Point Physics Laboratories Moved Co-ed Wins Equality after 100-Year Wait - Oberlin College Cherry Statue Fund Passes Goal Social Scientists Meet President Paul Garrett Named College Heights Foundation Head Three Concerts Coo

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XV, No. 8 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3808">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3808</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes Decade Ago on College Heights Musical Morsels Payoff with Pay Personals Society This issue contains articles: Seventeen Seniors Complete Requirements for Degrees at Close of Fall Semester Art Exhibit Shown in Cherry Hall Ferrel Hooks Killed in Plane Crash in Texas Guy Foreman Elected to Post at Physics Meeting Normal Boulevard to Be Improved

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XV, No. 12 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3813">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3813</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes Musical Morsels Payoff with Pay Personals Society Training School This issue contains articles: Large Attendance Expected at Kentucky Education Association Mrs. Ruth Strahm Dies in Washington on March 10 Westerners Who Will Go to Medical Schools Band Concert to Be Presented over WSM, March 31 Weldon Hart, Chester Channon Present Classical Pr

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XV, No. 17 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3816">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3816</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes Musical Morsels Payoff with Pay Personals Society Tower Light Training School This issue contains articles: Harman, Lewis. Kentucky Building Nears Finish; Opening Planned for Fall August Class Expected to Outnumber Previous Classes Annual Soap Box Derby Scheduled for July 25 Rural Life Meet to Be Held Here C.H. Jaggers Receives Medal and

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XVI, No. 8 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3826">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3826</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni Flashes Athletics Blow Blarney Bluff College High Times Payoff with the Pay Personals Society Student Organizations Tower Light Vox Studentium This issue contains articles: English Teachers to Meet on Hill February 16, 17 Vanderbilt Takes Three Pre-Meds Four ROTC Boys Get Commissions Toppers Top Mountaineers Second Semester Enrollment Shows Substantial Increase

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 44, No. 20 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3867">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3867</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Al Stilley on Sports Alumni News Athletics Cartoon Fraternities & Sororities Hilltopics Intramural Corner On Campus Tops in the Social Whirl This issue contains articles: SNEA Workshop Concludes Today Meeting Set Tonight on Student Government Student Original Slated Tonight in Snell Hall - The Talented Failure Dick Clark's Caravan Here Tomorrow Concert Choir Ends Tour today

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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

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 22, No. 12 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4534">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4534</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: Classes to be Dismissed at Noon Today for Kentucky Education Association Stadium Lights to be Installed Governor's Veto Changes Dorm Plans William Edens Made Head of Arkansas State Alvis Temp

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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

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 23, No. 13, issue is misnumbered available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4544">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4544</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Veterans Views Alumni Flashes Faculty Notes Society Page Kentucky Building News Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers To the W Club Sound Off! - ROTC Book Marks This issue contains articles: Record Homecoming Crowd Expected on Oct. 26 Dr. W.R. McConnell Addresses Third District Education Association at 10 A.M. Air-ROTC Unit Here One of 76 in Entire U.S.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 23, No. 14 issue misnumbered available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4543">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4543</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Veterans Views Alumni Flashes Faculty Notes Society Page Kentucky Building News Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers To the W Club Sound Off! - ROTC Book Marks This issue contains articles: First Post-War Homecoming Here Today and Tomorrow Whitaker, David. Topper-Bronco Game High-Lights Weekend Not One, But Two Sets of Twins Lead Cheers for the 1946-47 Hillto