Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Mall, The

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Institution Name: Manchester College
Original/Historic Place Name: Mall, The
Location on Campus: center of campus
Date(s) of Construction:
1978completed with Cordier Auditorium
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: culture, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1978-present (2006)theater (outdoor stage with tiered seating)
1978-present (2006)outdoor space (informal gatherings)

The Mall remains in the same condition as it always has with the exception of new grass seeding every year. It is a significant space because of its centralized location and its regularized shape determined by the surrounding buildings. Keeping with Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of campus design, the Mall serves as an open and common area surrounded by educational and cultural buildings. The prominent Funderburg Library on the west side is balanced by classroom buildings on the east. At the south end is Petersime Chapel, which is representative of the spiritual nature of the College, and at the north end is Cordier Auditorium, which shows the emphasis Manchester College places on community.


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


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