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Cumberland

Building Number: 0371
Building Code:
CU
Assignable Square Feet: 7,642
Gross Square Feet: 10,851
Construction Year: 1982
Original Cost: $692,300
Replacement Cost: $1,616,000
Ground Breaking Date: September 23, 1980
Dedication Date:
Occupancy Date:
January 1, 1982

Cumberland is part of the Leon E. Boothe Residential Village, conveniently located on the northwest side of the academic core, within easy walking distance of classroom buildings. This residence hall, a part of Kentucky Hall but physically separate from Kentucky Hall,  along with Commonwealth Hall, was funded by the College Housing Loan Program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Completed in 1982, the buildings are constructed of heavy frame construction on concrete foundations and are equipped with sprinkler systems. The architectural plan consists of two complexes, each containing a central lobby or commons area with three wings of three stories each radiating from the center. Each wing is designed in a traditional style, with students residing in 11 double occupancy rooms per floor, sharing common shower/toilet facilities. Commonwealth Hall accommodates 66 students and the other wings of Kentucky Hall, Bluegrass and Laurel communities, house 132 students.

The Leon E. Boothe Residential Village was dedicated in honor of Dr. Leon E. Boothe who served from 1983 to 1996 as the university's third president.

Project Team: Fisk, Rinehart, Keltch, Meyer, Inc. (Architect) Central Associated Engineers, Inc. (Mechanical Engineers) Monarch Construction (General Contractors)