Building trivia

Question: Upon groundbreaking in 1950, how many stories tall was the Mayo Memorial Building to be?





Answer: Twenty-two stories. Unfortunately, due to increased costs for building materials during the Korean War and the lack of additional state funding, the building plans went under several revisions during construction. The final result was the fourteen-story building dedicated on October 21 & 22, 1954. See the architectural rendition of the proposed building below.