Tristan Smith, visitor services coordinator for the Natural History Museum at Dyche Hall, points out fossils in the steps to the building. They are more visible after rainfall. Dyche Hall has been nominated as one of the state's eight architectural wonders.
What is believed to be the first rendition of a Jayhawk is carved above a column on the front facade of Dyche Hall.
A bird peers from the limestone facade of Dyche Hall.
Every nook and cranny of the hall, including the front archway, is covered in ornate animal carvings.
A grotesque in the form of an elephant contains the words "Rock Chalk," which at the time was the cheer for the university's science club.
Tristan Smith, visitor services coordinator for the Natural History Museum at Dyche Hall, steps behind a column on the building's front facade to point out some of the intricacies of its design. The building is under consideration to be named as one of the Eight Architectural Wonders of Kansas. The contest is sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
Dyche Hall on the campus of Kansas University.
Dyche Hall was modeled after the Saint-Trophime cathedral in Arles, France.