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Building Name - Tate Page Hall
Other Names - Education Complex
Date Built - 1970
Dedicated - June 17, 1988
Razed: July 2021
Cost of Construction - $3,559,000
Architects - Frank Cain


Tate C. Page, the son of William S. Page and Margaret (Tate) Page, was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on January 6, 1908. Tate Page received his education at Arkansas Polytechnic College (1927-1930); Tulane University (B. A.); the University of Kentucky (M. A.); and the University of Kansas (Ed. D). He served in various positions as a teacher, principal, superintendent and football coach, including at Atkins (Ark.) High School, Transylvania University, and Tulane University, and was athletic director at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) and Central Missouri State College. He joined the faculty of Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) in September 1956 as a professor of education. Page was named head of WKU’s Department of Education in 1959, and dean of the College of Education in 1965. Page retired in August 1973, and he and his wife Wanda (Mayfield) Page (1911-2004) moved to Russellville, Arkansas. Tate Page died on May 19, 1984.

Park City Daily News:

Craig, Courtney. "Mold in WKU Hall Concerns Employees," Sept. 11, 2004, p. 1A
"New Education Building at WKU to Open Monday," photograph, June 14, 1970
"Tate Page Hall Will Have Mold Removed," Dec. 15, 2004
Chellgren, Mark. "Budget "Goodies' Include Renovations at Western,"
Eams, Kevin. "Building Dedicated," photograph, June 19, 1988
Plumlee, Mitchell. "WKU Moldy Hall Causing Problems," Oct. 18, 2004
Western Campus Has an Outage, Jan. 17, 1991
White, Brian. "WKU Neighbors Concerned About Homes," Oct. 20, 2005

Louisville Courier-Journal:

Construction Bonds Sold by Western, June 27, 1968
Loftus, Tom. "Senate Panel Adds Money for Colleges, Health Care, Parks," Mar. 26, 1990, p. 1B


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