Baker University - Baldwin City, Kansas
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N 38° 46.669 W 095° 11.080
15S E 310225 N 4294387
This marker is on the Old Castle Hall located at 513 5th St in Baldwin City - just north of Elm Street.
Waymark Code: WMW84H
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 07/22/2017
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From the Nomination Form for registration to the National Register of Historic Places: (visit link)

Old Castle Hall, a crudely quoined three-story rubble stone building, originally consisted of only two stories. The third story was added later then afterwards torn off because of poor mortar joints; it was then added for a second time and remains to date.

A simple rectangular plan is carried through to the straight gable roof. All window and door openings are heavy stone lintels and sills.

The second and third floor levels are clearly visible because of the beams which extend through the exterior wall surfaces, The old two story roof line is also clearly visible on the backside of the structure.

Although the interior has been renovated many times over the years, the existing plan and interior are considered to be very close to the original conditions.

The plaque reads:

Erected this building and opened its door for instruction November 22, 1858

Werner Renick Davis, President

The trustees realizing their financial inability to construct a building to meet their dreams of the future requirements of the college, erected this building here as a temporary educational center rather than on the campus which had been already designated.

The Class of 1891 erected this tablet on its fiftieth anniversary.
Marker Name: Baker University

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Douglas

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/1891

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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