Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Anniversary Hall

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Institution Name: University of Rio Grande
Original/Historic Place Name: Anniversary Hall
Location on Campus: North College Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1926original construction
ca. 1980srenovation
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Walls: red brick
Roof: flat tar
ca. 1914library
ca. 1914classrooms
ca. 1926old main
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (School of Education)

Anniversary Hall was built and dedicated in 1926 on the 50th anniversary of the college. Rio Grande had begun to focus on teacher education in 1915 and has produced thousands of teachers since.
The building was completely gutted and renovated in the 1980's. There were few changes to the exterior with the exception of new windows.


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