Dyche Hall

(Narration by Jerry Niebaum)


Location: Jayhawk Boulevard, facing 14th Street
Occupied: 1902
Architect: Root and Siemens, Kansas City, Missouri
Contractor: Henry Bennett, Topeka
Sculptor: Joseph Robleto Frazee, assisted by son, Vitruvius and numerous KU students
Levels: five
Exterior walls, foundation: Oread limestone, quarried on site, coursed; trim limestone from Cottonwood Falls
Structure: reinforced concrete
Roof: red clay flat tile; hip; boxed bracketed cornice
Window surrounds: limestone lintels and lugsills on bay windows; engaged columns on some others
Door surrounds: glass transom recessed from semicircular arch and pediment which rest on six columns
Trim: balconies, belt lines, pediments, entablature, arcading, red brick corbelling garboyles, decorative animals
Tower: six stories, surmounted by open cupola

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