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k-state circa: ww2 - click to enlarge ...

Post by tmcats » February 18th, 2019, 12:50 pm

memorial stadium gives you bearing ...

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Post by katlander » February 18th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Oh, I remember it well. :snore:
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Post by stlcatfan » February 18th, 2019, 1:32 pm

tmcats wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 12:50 pm
memorial stadium gives you bearing ...

Cool pic!

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Post by ksume2000 » February 19th, 2019, 8:35 am

Definitely pre 1950 because there is no Ahearn. There is what looks like the cooling tower, but the reactor didn't open until 1962. Was that tower already in place and used for something else?

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Post by PurePurple60 » February 19th, 2019, 1:52 pm

I believe this picture is much older than the 1940's. If you look at the west side of Nicholes Hall (Nicoles Gym in those days), you will see that the twin radio towers are not in the picture. According to KSAC/KKSU station history those towers were constructed in 1924. Memorial Stadium opened in 1922 so this picture must have been taken between 1922 and 1924.

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Post by tmcats » February 19th, 2019, 2:42 pm

i got the picture off facebook and the poster said it was taken around ww2. i'm not sure he's an authority though.
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Post by ToledoCat#2 » February 19th, 2019, 4:05 pm

No student union either. When was Waters Hall built? I think I see it.

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Post by Zoltar » February 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm

East side of old stadium completed in 1924. I believe that means the picture is from 1924 if the tower timing is correct.

https://www.k-state.edu/about/history-t ... l-stadium/

Waters was built in 1913, Calvin in 1908.

Waters Hall was completed in 3 stages: the east wing was completed in 1913, the west wing in 1923, and the center of the building in 1952 to connect the two wings. The building was intended to group the Department of Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Husbandry, Poultry Husbandry, Agriculture Economics, and Milling into one building. Currently, Agriculture Economics, Agronomy, Economics, Entomology, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and Horticulture and Forestry share the building.
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Post by PurePurple60 » February 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm

The East wing of Waters was built in 1913 and the West Wing, viable in this picture opened in 1923. The area between the two wings at the time of this picture was occupied by a judging pavilion. I know this because my father did grain judging in that building in the 1930's. If my memory is on track, the construction of the student union began around 1951-52, The radio towers were probably constructed in late 1924, and were put into use on January 27, 1925. From what has been noted so far I would put the timing of this picture probably in the late spring or summer of 1924.

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