The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Plate 1.page break
1. The main edifice, which faces north and is somewhat cruciform; nave E. and W. 157xtransept (extension S. 25×81. and X. colonnade vestibule 20×81, and steps 7×81, making total depth X. and S.) 108×81. This structure is massive and imposing; 3½ lofty stories in height, with a basement cellar and an immense dome rising more than 100 feet in elevation, from which a splendid landscape lies before the eye. It accommodates the Chapel. Library, Law, Medical and Engineering schools, the Literary Societies and several chairs of language. The rotunda is 'occupied at present by Library matter, and several hundred stands of arms belonging to the Military Institute; but it is susceptible of being converted into a magnificent art gallery.
2. The President's dwelling also fronts N., on a line with 1, and is 46×42, with extension 24×18, garden, lawn, wood-house, stable, ice-house and pasture lot.
3. Science Hall, which is L shaped, facing E. 64×53 and X. 100×34, with good basement and 3 full stories. The Sciences of Chemistry, Natural History, with its cabinet, and the Mathematics are accommodated in this building, which is pronounced one of the very best, for its purposes, in the country. The Normal School provisionally occupies the magnificent, room over the cabinet with northern, western and southern exposure and skylights. The Commercial Department is in a commodious room in the basement.
4. The Observatory—see plate 2—has been moved to the northeastern part of the Campus, and has been remodeled.
Plate II. The New Observatorypage break
Plate II.—Vertical Longitudinal Section.
The Observatory has been moved to the northeastern part of the Campus. It has been rebuilt and greatly enlarged. For description of building and instruments see the New Observatory under the School of Mathematics and Astronomy.
The English and Art School.page break
|1.||The Professor of English.|
|2.||The Assistant Professor of English.|
|3.||The Art Studio.|
|4.||The Ladies' Literary Society Hall—The Philalethean.|
The Normal School room is in Science Hall, over the Cabinet, where there is ample accommodation, and good light for the classes in Drawing. This room has been provided with improved school furniture.
Agricultural College Farm-House.page break
This house fronts west 52×44. with vestibule 18×10. and back extensions 116. There are twenty rooms, besides two cottages. 2 barns with stables, ice-house and other out buildings. It was built by Wm. W. Hudson, formerly President of the University. It is a large and excellent house, and beautifully located within less than half a mile from the Campus. By appointment of the Board, the Dean of the Agricultural College now occupies this house, and takes direct charge and control of all the operations on the farm. Just as the President of the University is required to live in the dwelling on the Campus, and is charged with the care of the property thereon, so the Dean of the Agricultural College is required to live in the main dwelling on the farm, and to act the practical farmer.
Ground Plan of Campus and Farm.
A. Ground plan of the University Campus, (22 acres, with graded walks, over 50 varieties of plants and grasses.)
B. The Horticultural Grounds.
C. D, E. The Agricultural College Farm (040 acr.es), with numerical indentions of the localities of the different improvements.
1. The Main building, plate 1.
2. President's Dwelling, plate 1.
3. Science Hall, plate 1.
4. Observatory—plate 2—has been moved to northeastern part of Campus.
5. English and Art School, plate 3.
6. Mineral Spring (chalybeate.)
7. Boarding Club Houses, No. 1.
8. Boone County Agricultural and Mechanical Fair Grounds, (20 acres.)
9. Farm Cottage, No. 1.
10. Boarding Club Houses, No. 2.
11. Farm House, plate 4.
12. Farm Cottage. No. 2.
13. Rock Spring.
14. The Hinkson Creek, in a horse-shoe bend of which the town of Column and the College Farm are situated.