Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Alumni House

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Institution Name: Upper Iowa University
Original/Historic Place Name: Alumni House
Location on Campus: 513 Union St.
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1880soriginal construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wood
Roof: shingles
 
Function:
ca. 1880sprivate residence
ca. 2004-present (2006)alumni center
 

Narrative:
One of the nicer houses in Fayette when it was built in the late 1800's or early 1900's, the current Alumni House has twice been moved by the University in order to accommodate construction on its sites related to the expansion of the campus. We have preserved the original look of the interior of the house and restored the woodwork to the way it would have looked when it was built. Its two-story construction is typical of the era.
 

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