Powell Student Center

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Title

Powell Student Center

Subject

Student Center
EKU Building

Description

Built in 1971 and located in the center of campus, the building in named for former University President J. C. Powell . The Powell building serves as a student union, and recreation facility. There is a cafeteria located upstairs and a grill in the basement. A lower plaza, extending east to the Wallace Building contains the Chapel of Meditation, a pool and fountain, trees and outdoor lighting.

Date

Created: 1971

Format

110,601 (Assignable Sq. Ft)

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

"Eastern Kentucky University,
Richmond, KY,
Madison County, KY,
USA
37.739448,-84.300327"

Architect

Johnson-Romanowitz

Builder

Melson Contractors, Incorporated Nashville, TN

Groundbreaking Date

November 23, 1968

Dedication Date

1972-01-09

Original Cost

$5,423,555.00

Most Recent Renovation Date

1983

Named After

J. C. Powell - Eastern President

Geolocation

Citation

“Powell Student Center ,” Discover EKU, accessed November 23, 2017, http://discovereku.omeka.net/items/show/848.