Arlington Residence


Arlington Residence


EKU Building


Arlington, Eastern Kentucky University's faculty-alumni center, is a multi-purpose complex designed to serve social, recreational and academic needs of the University Community.

The University's development of the center began in 1967 when Arlington Mansion, the elegant ancestral home of the Hanger family, was presented to Eastern by W. Arnold Hanger in memory of his parents, Colonel and Mrs. Harry B. Hanger.

The mansion with its fine dining and other social facilities is the focal point of the estate. Nearby is the swimming pool, which is lighted for night time swimming. The pool contains regulation lanes for competitive swimming and a deep end pool for springboard diving. For small children there is a wading pool. Six lighted tennis courts are located behind the mansion.

On the Arlington grounds is also a beautiful eighteen-hole golf course that makes the use of the estate's natural contours and lakes to provide a picturesque 6,686-yard, par 72 layout. The course is home for Eastern's varsity men's and women's golf teams.

A barn on the property has been completely renovated by the University's Department of Industrial Education and Technology. The "Mulebarn" contains a sixteen-foot fireplace, a stage area for bands and a large dance floor. This building is available for use by EKU student organizations, and Arlington Members.

Arlington serves the academic functions of the University by providing conference facilities, while the estate is also employed for agriculture, geological and biological sciences and by the recreation program. For more information visit the Arlington web site.


Created: 1870s


7,765 (Assignable Sq. Ft)


Physical Object


"Eastern Kentucky University,
Richmond, KY,
Madison County, KY,


Renovation to Golf Recreation Facility/Swimming Pool: Marye and Bond

Groundbreaking Date

June 16, 1972

Original Cost


Named After

Robert E. Lee's Ancestral Home



“Arlington Residence ,” Discover EKU, accessed July 21, 2018,