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40 years ago: Wescoe Hall to be ready for occupancy next semester

May 2, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 2, 1973:

Wescoe Hall, the new humanities building at Kansas University, was scheduled to be ready for use this fall. Keith Lawton, director of facilities planning and operations, said that a plan had been written up for the moving of departments into new offices and the use of classrooms. The $7.6 million structure was about 83 percent completed. In other new construction, the KU Student Health Center was about 60 percent completed and was possibly going to be ready for occupancy in spring 1974. Lastly, as a result of action by the 1973 Kansas Legislature, plans were being made to construct a two-story addition to Learned Hall for the mechanical engineering department, which was then located in Fowler Shops. The Shops were to be demolished later to provide an area for a new visual arts center.


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