Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Eliza Kelly Hall

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Institution Name: Clarke College
Original/Historic Place Name: Conservatory of Music and Art
Location on Campus: Southeast campus
Date(s) of Construction:
1907original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Romanesque revival, Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: native limestone
Walls: plaster
Roof: tile
1907-present (2006)academic department building (art, music, drama, and communication)

Built in the Italian Renaissance style, this is the last of the five inaugural campus buildings. The four previous buildings were all destroyed in a devastating campus fire in 1984. (Additional information is appended).


Mulholland, Mary Ambrose. Clarke Lives! Dubuque, IA: Clarke College, 1993.


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