Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Kretzmann Hall

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Institution Name: Concordia University (IL)
Original/Historic Place Name: Kretzmann Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1951original construction Perkins + Will
Designer: Perkins & Will
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII, Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: masonry
Roof: concrete deck: coal tar pitch roof, modified roof
1951-present (2006)academic department building (fine arts)

Kretzmann Hall was constructed in 1951 to house the college's fine arts programs, a function it still fulfills today. The main significance of this building lies in the Music Department. There is a very strong heritage in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod regarding church music. This building houses the Music department and many of the finest church musicians studied in this facility. The building is good condition today and has been well maintained.


Master Plan. Concordia University, River Forest, IL.


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