Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


McCurdy Alumni Memorial Union

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Institution Name: University of Evansville
Original/Historic Place Name: McCurdy Alumni Memorial Union
Location on Campus: South Oval
Date(s) of Construction:
1951original construction Williams, Paul McKissack & McKissack
Designer: McKissack & MicKissack, Paul Williams
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Modern/pre-WWII, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: Indiana limestone
Walls: Indiana limestone
Roof: flat
ca. 1951-present (2006)student union
ca. 1951-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 1951-present (2006)dining hall

The union was built as a place that unified students and integrated the college with the community, serving as a meeting place for students and housing the school's dining area. It still has an area that serves food, and it provides office space as well as several meeting rooms. The largest room, Dunigan Hall, provides a large open space for banquets, parties, ceremonies, and performances.


Klinger, George. We Face the Future Unafraid: A Narrative History of the University of Evansville. Evansville, IN: University of Evansville Press, 2003.

Olmsted, Ralph. From Institute to University. Evansville, IN: University of Evansville, 1983.


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