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Keen Johnson Building

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This Colonial Revival style building, built in 1939 as a WPA project, was originally the student union at Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. It is named in honor of Keen Johnson (1896-1970), former governor of Kentucky and regent of Eastern. It…

Table, small, square

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Original to Keen Johnson dining room. Collection contains four of these tables, all are identical.

Sofa, two seat

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Maroon upholstery with wooden legs. Collection contains two identical items.

Chair, double rail arms

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Green upholstery with wooden arms and legs. Collection contains seven identical chairs.

Bench

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For use at dressing tables. Mauve upholstery, perhaps original? Collection contains six identical items.

Table, dressing

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Attached to wall with mirrors hung above. Decorative scalloped edging. Collection contains three identical items.

Cabinet, display

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Display cabinet with two cabinet doors at the bottom. Mirror behind display shelves. Glenn (the building's maintenance supervisor) has the keys to the display case. Collection contains two identical items.

Chair, barrel with arms

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Maroon upholstery. Double rail arms and wooden legs. Collection contains eight identical chairs.

Andirons

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Feather shaped. Gold and silver. Collection contains four identical items.

Chairs, overscale wing

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Maroon striped upholstery. Collection contains four identical items.

Tables, semi-circular sofa table

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Each table leg or support has two bands of black. Color of table top does not match legs. Glenn (maintenance supervisor in the building) says that the tops of these tables have been replaced or refinished but that the table legs are original.…

Chair, upholstered wingback

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Scalloped back wing chair with sage green upholstery and wooden legs. Collection contains eight identical items.

Table, conference

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Rectangular table with art deco "legs" or supports. Each support has two black bands around it. Glenn (maintenance supervisor in the building) says that the tops of these tables have been replaced or refinished but that the table legs are original.

Bench, curved

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Curved bench sits under railing that leads to the entrance foyer. Maroon upholstery with wooden legs.

Tray, round

Engraved text: "Class of 1966." The number "Y0788" is engraved on the back. Plain edging surround floral motif.

Coffee/tea service (4 pieces)

Engraved text: "E.P.N.S. 0315 W.W. Mounts 6"

Tray, round

Engraved text: "E.K.S.C. Senior Women 1949." Shell motif around tray edges.

Coffee/tea service (4 pieces)

Set consists of coffee pot, tea pot, sugar bowl, and creamer. "2350" is engraved on the bottom. "Bennett" may be the manufactured.

Cups, coffee

YC790 is engraved on the bottom.

Candle holders (set of 6)

N238 is engraved on the bottom. Each holds a single candle.

Tray, silver

Engraving: "In Memory of the Devoted Service of Mr. Carl Woods--Co-sponsor--Class of 1967." Leaf motif on outer edges. Two C-shaped handles.

Seal, EKU etched in granite

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An EKU seal etched into granite. Seal is in the plaza outside Keen Johnson. Harper, who graduated from EKU in 1957, is president of Apex Granite Co. in Elberton, GA. Harper also provided benches and other granite markers to the new facility…

Ariadne and Panther

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A sculpture known as "Ariadne and the Panther".Plaque text: "Presented by Dr. and Mrs. J.T. Dorris in memory of their only son Lieut. Donald Hugh Dorris. Class 1935. Lost with the Vincennes Aug. 1942." According to Five Decades of Progress, Dr.…

Biography-Johnson, Keen

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Plaque with a biography for Keen Johnson. Plaque text: "Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1939-1943, Regent, Eastern Kentucky State College, 1936-1946; 1954-58. Statesman, corporate executive, editor and publisher, he ascended to the apex of his…