and Patsy Todd, at right, dedicate the Maxwell Place
historical marker with members of the class of 2000.
bought the Italianate home in 1917 as the president's
official residence. Frank L. McVey was the first UK
president to live in the home, where each UK president
since has resided.
8, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The
class of 2000 will add its special touch to the University
of Kentucky today. A historical marker will be donated
to the university to mark Maxwell Place, the traditional
UK president's home. UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
and first lady Pasty Todd will be on hand as the marker
is dedicated at Maxwell Place at 1:30 p.m. April 8.
was built in 1870-72 by Dennis Mulligan for his son,
Judge James H. Mulligan, and named for nearby Maxwell
Springs. UK bought the Italianate home in 1917 as
the president's official residence. Frank L. McVey
was the first UK president to live in the home, where
each UK president since has resided.
Student Development Council began the Historical Marker
and Academic Scholarship Program in 1994 with the
assistance of the Kentucky Historical Society. The
council's Senior Challenge raises funds for the marker
program to get seniors involved with giving back to
the university. Money remaining after marker expenses
is applied to student scholarships.
add a special dimension to the buildings we pass each
day," said Mandy Hellerman, 2001-2002 president of
the Student Development Council. "Knowing their history
enriches the campus and shows us all that there is
a special history at UK that we are helping to preserve