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The Best-Laid Plans: Building on the Hill
University Archives WKU History (2007)
  • Lynn E. Niedermeier, Western Kentucky University
Since WKU purchased its present campus in 1909, building on the Hill has reflected the visions--some realized, many unrealized--of its presidents and architects. The construction of Van Meter Hall, a water tower, a proposed memorial tower and a comprehensive 1930s campus plan attest to the trials and tribulations of making the Hill a beautiful and functional place.
  • Jacob Bornstein,
  • Henry Wright,
  • memorial tower
Publication Date
December 5, 2007
Publisher Statement
Adapted with permission from echo, a WKU online magazine, September 2005.
Citation Information
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "The Best-Laid Plans: Building on the Hill" University Archives WKU History (2007)
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