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Due to inclement weather, UK will be operating on Plan B for Thursday, March 5th. Please contact the library location you intend to visit before traveling. Current open/closed information is below.

Confirmed Closed March 5th: Agricultural Information Center, Design, Education, Little Fine Arts, Medical Center, Morris, Science, Special Collections Research Center, Shaver Engineering, and Transportation.

Confirmed Open: William T. Young Library will close at midnight on Wednesday, March 4th and will open at 10 am on Thursday, March 5th.

Engineering, Science, and Little Fine Arts libraries will all close at 7pm Wednesday, March 4th


8. Mechanical Hall

Photo of Mechanical

The photograph shows the amorphous group of buildings that make up the Mechanical Hall complex. In the center is the Mechanical Hall proper.

In the background to the right, the smokestack belches black smoke into the air. On the right of the Mechanical Hall, three of the popular striped canopies serve to block out the sun. This photograph shows almost no vines clinging to the building that are present in other pictures of the day.

The original building for Mechanical Hall was built in 1892. It served as the "nucleus of the present group that continues to grow in every direction" (Lafferty, 193?). Soon after, an annex was added to Mechanical Hall. At the same time as the publication of the University Map of the Buildings and Grounds (1918), a new workshop was constructed for the Mechanical Department.