Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Dorothy and Arthur Dahl Chapel and Auditorium

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Institution Name: Monmouth College
Original/Historic Place Name: Monmouth College Auditorium
Location on Campus: 800 E. Broadway St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1897original construction Waid, Dan Everett
2003complete renovation
Designer: Dan Everett Waid
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: rough quarried limestone
Walls: brick
Roof: wood shingle, replaced with asphalt shingle
1897-present (2006)auditorium
1897-present (2006)chapel

The Dorthy and Arthur Dahl Chapel and auditorium was designed by Monmouth College graduate Dan Everett Waid (Class of 1887), who was chief architect for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York from 1902 to 1933 and served as president of the American Institute of Architects. Waid was influential in the development of the Monmouth College campus, designing buildings and offering professional advice throughout his distinguished career. The building was completely renovated in 2003 but maintains many of its original architectural features.


Davenport, F. Garvin. Monmouth College: The First Hundred Years. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1953.

Meyer, Daniel, and Jeffrey D. Rankin. A Thousand Hearts' Devotion: A History of Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL: Monmouth College, 2002.


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