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
Materials:
Foundation: Indiana limestone
Walls: Indiana limestone
Roof: flat
 
Function:
ca. 1951-present (2006)student union
ca. 1951-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 1951-present (2006)dining hall
 

Narrative:
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.
 

References:

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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