From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 23, 1973:
After a three-year wait, a "mysterious partially visible fortress of construction equipment and hardhats" was finally to be at least partially revealed as the new Wescoe Hall. The building on Jayhawk Boulevard on the Kansas University campus was to "emerge from its estrangement" as the fourth floor had been completed in time for the start of the fall semester. Despite missing a few final touches such as doorknobs, the fourth floor was ready with 40 classrooms providing a capacity for 1,900 students. Wescoe Hall had been constructed to house the humanities classes, which had not had a permanent home on the KU campus since World War II. Eventually, the building would also provide space for about 300 faculty offices and 12 department offices. It was also to include conference rooms, informal study alcoves, a large open study area with vending machines, and a mail distribution center. Keith Lawton, director of Facilities Planning and Operations, said this week that Wescoe's target date for completion was Thanksgiving.