Power Plant

(Narration by Pat Kelly)


Location: Sunflower Road at the intersection with the service roads, southwest corner
Occupied: 1922
Architects: Ray L. Gamble, State Architect; John M. Shea, KU Director of Buildings and Grounds;
Professor George C. Shaad
Levels: two and one-half
Exterior walls: brown pressed brick, stretcher bond; header bond rows below windows
Foundation: reinforced concrete with cut, coursed limestone
Structure: reinforced concrete and brick
Roof: built-up flat roof; brick parapet with terra cotta decorations, frieze, and belt courses;
until 1987, a 252-foot smokestack was at the south rear
Window & door surrounds: semi-circular arches with brick voussoir and terra cotta keystones

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