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
Materials:
Foundation: native limestone
Walls: plaster
Roof: tile
 
Function:
1907-present (2006)academic department building (art, music, drama, and communication)
 

Narrative:
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).
 

References:

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

 

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