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Description of WKU's Health & Physical Education Building from the 1935 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament program which was held at WKU.

The handsome new fireproof building which houses the Physical Education Department is one of the most pretentious buildings on the Western campus. The outside dimensions are 124 by 225 feet including three full floors and a sub-basement under the south end. The total floor area exceeds 80,000 square feet and provides room for an auditorium measuring 100 feet by 180 feet with two cross courts for basketball and one standard court 50 feet by 90 feet in addition to seating 5,000 spectators.

Eight splendid class rooms, the locker rooms and shower rooms are located on the ground floor together with offices and drill room for the Reserve Officers Training Corps with storage room for gymnasium apparatus, military supplies, drill grounds and other equipment.

The main floor includes four offices and director's room for the Physical Education Department with examination and clinical rooms as well as four large physical education class rooms.

The second floor consists of six fine well lighted class rooms in the two end wings with a spacious rest room at the end of the building. Fifteen hundred spectators can be seated in the balcony behind the running track which measures 1-13 of a mile in length. On the sub-basement floor is located a large band practice room with band director's office adjoining.

The beautiful new swimming pool which is 120 feet long and 60 feet wide is located a the lower end of the building.


Western Kentucky University, Basketball, Athletics (WKU), Helm Library (WKU)


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