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Carnegie Science Hall (1908—1979)

The construction of this much needed science hall was made possible by the conditional gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie in the amount of $25,000. He stipulated that an equal amount must be raised by Kansas Wesleyan and all outstanding deficits were to be cleared. The cornerstone was laid on November 15, 1908. The three story brick structure was surmounted by an observatory dome that housed a 12 inch reflecting telescope. The first and second floors of the building contained four large recitation rooms, lab and apparatus rooms and teachers offices. The third floor was temporarily revised for the university’s library and museum. The building stood strong until 1979.