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WKU Hilltopper Heritage

Buildings & Grounds

Links to sources regarding buildings and grounds of WKU and founding institutions: Ogden College, Potter College for Young Ladies, Southern Normal School.

For more information regarding the history of Western Kentucky University please contact the WKU Archives.

Administration Faculty/Staff
Alumni Photographs
Athletics Student Organizations
Buildings & Grounds WKU Traditions & Memories

Looking for a specific building or structure? Check out WKU Special Collection Libraries & Kentucky Museum Research Strategies.

General Overviews


Architectural Drawings & Plans

Building Bibliographies & Histories

Buildings & Grounds Sources

Construction Files Collection Inventories




Residence Halls

A college is not its campus, its walks, its buildings. A college is an ideal, a spirit, a long tradition, a zeal for more life and more knowledge. It is more than its president, more than its board of control, more than its faculty and students of a single year. A college represents the friendships and the achievements of all the known and unknown people who have made it possible, who have given it a distinct stamp, who have extended it material and moral support, who have interpreted its spirit into useful lives.

~Henry Cherry

Cherry Hall

Van Meter

Downing University Center

Ogden Hall

WKU Aerial View

Guthrie Bell Tower

Recitation Hall Plan


Red Barn

Cherry Statue Dedication 

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 Last Modified 4/12/23