Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Sampson Hall

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Institution Name: University of Evansville
Original/Historic Place Name: Bookstore
Location on Campus: South Oval
Date(s) of Construction:
1959original construction McGuire, Shook, Compton, Richey & Associates
Designer: McGuire & Shook; Compton, Richey & Associates
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Modern/post-WWII, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: Indiana limestone
Walls: Indiana limestone
Roof: flat
ca. 1959other (bookstore)
ca. 2004-present (2006)infirmary (Ellen Mann Health Center)
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration (University Public Relations)

Sampson Hall originally housed the college bookstore. After the bookstore moved, it became a classroom for a couple of years and now provides office space for the University Public Relations and the Mann Health and Wellness Center. It is connected to the Union building by a covered Gothic arched walkway. The building is made of limestone and has a flat roof. It was named in honor of Delbert Sampson, former Chair of Psychology, built in 1959.


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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