Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Gladys Muir Peace Garden and Meeting House

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Institution Name: Manchester College
Original/Historic Place Name: Rarick House and Sunken Garden
Location on Campus: Wayne St/ west end of campus
Date(s) of Construction:
1929original construction Rarick, Ralph G.
Designer: Ralph G. Rarick
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 1929private residence (of Rarick family)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (meeting place)
ca. 2004-present (2006)outdoor space (peace garden)

The Gladys Muir Peace Garden and Meeting House was named for Gladys Muir, founder of Manchester College's Peace Studies Institute, the first college or university Peace Studies Institute in the nation. The garden stands as a reminder of Manchester's long tradition of peace and justice education, and the Meeting House now serves as a place for Peace Studies classes and related organizations to gather.


Jones, Timothy K. Manchester College: A Century of Faith, Learning, and Service. North Manchester, IN: Manchester College, 1989.


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