Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Minerva (statue)

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Institution Name: Kentucky Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: From Administration Building from the Winchester Campus
Location on Campus: central campus
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1900original construction
Designer:
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Function:
ca. 1900outdoor space
ca. 1900memorial site
 

Narrative:
The bust of Minerva is painted almost daily as part of campus tradition. The bust was part of the original administration building on the Winchester Campus. When that building burned, the bust crashed to the ground unbroken and has been a symbol of hope for the future ever since.
 

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