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UK SEEKS ADVICE
IN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
RESTORATION

By George Lewis

 

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"It is unlikely that any other project undertaken by the university in recent memory has greater public interest."

-- Lee T. Todd Jr.,
president,
University of Kentucky

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Aug. 14, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.)UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. has asked a group of historic-preservation experts to advise the university about restoration of the UK Administration Building, which was severely damaged by fire May 15.

The group consists of Dennis Domer, professor of historic preservation and director of the Historic Preservation Program in the UK College of Architecture; David Morgan, executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council; Tom McDowell, a preservation consultant associated with James Potts Architects, the firm performing the renovation; Susan Mullins, executive director of the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation; and Dan Rowland, UK history professor, director of the Gaines Center for the Humanities and an instructor in UK's Historic Preservation Program.

The president's advisory group will hold its first meeting from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in 236 Peterson Service Building.

Todd said he would meet with the group to seek suggestions on how best to restore the building, which is one of the oldest structures on campus.

"It is unlikely that any other project undertaken by the university in recent memory has greater public interest," Todd said.


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