Photographed in 1941, the year it was built with $150,000 from Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren, the Wenner-Gren Aeronautical Laboratory housed researchers developing World War II aircraft engines. Designed in the Streamline Moderne style by University of Kentucky architect Ernst Johnson, the building on Rose Street was used in the 1950s to train chimps for the space program and still housed labs when it was demolished this year to make way for a new science building.
Photographed in 1941, the year it was built with $150,000 from Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren, the Wenner-Gren Aeronautical Laboratory housed researchers developing World War II aircraft engines. Designed in the Streamline Moderne style by University of Kentucky architect Ernst Johnson, the building on Rose Street was used in the 1950s to train chimps for the space program and still housed labs when it was demolished this year to make way for a new science building.
Photographed in 1941, the year it was built with $150,000 from Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren, the Wenner-Gren Aeronautical Laboratory housed researchers developing World War II aircraft engines. Designed in the Streamline Moderne style by University of Kentucky architect Ernst Johnson, the building on Rose Street was used in the 1950s to train chimps for the space program and still housed labs when it was demolished this year to make way for a new science building.

For auld lang syne, a last goodbye to UK buildings that are no more

December 30, 2014 11:03 PM

UPDATED December 30, 2014 11:05 PM

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