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President's Home

Completed in 1929, the President's Home is on the National Register of Historic Places and was the official home for the first family of the University. MSU's first president, Frank C. Button, helped plan the residence.

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MSU History

The President's Home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and it marks one end of the "crescent moon” design of the original campus laid out in 1923 by the Olmsted Brothers.

The outside of the facility remained virtually unchanged until Dr. Adron Doran, the seventh president, was in residence. A brick terrace on the front side was reduced to the existing porch. The attic was finished to provide additional space, and the basement, which originally had been a dirt floor, was converted into a family room and other facilities.  

The most significant change resulted in the enclosure of a porch on the east side of the home and the addition of a second story. Steps leading from the former porch into the side yard were removed.

The four-story structure has had minor internal renovations throughout the years. To make it more accessible for those with disabilities, a lift was installed in 2007.

A more significant renovation was undertaken in 2017. Plumbing and electrical systems were updated throughout the structure.

Contact the Office of the President

202 Howell-McDowell Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2022