Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Elliott Hall

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Institution Name: Mount Union College
Original/Historic Place Name: Elliott Hall
Location on Campus: NE end of campus
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1914original construction Unknown
1963remodeled Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: farmers' stone; concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: wood (truss); asphalt shingle
ca. 1914other (offices and housing for cadets of Civilian Plot Training program)
ca. 1914dining hall
ca. 1914classrooms
1914-present (2007)residence hall (women)

Significance: architecture, education, history
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Built in 1914, Elliott Hall is a three-story women's residence hall named in honor of A. V. T. Elliott of Canton, Ohio. The building was remodeled in 1963 and currently houses seventy women.

Built as a residence hall for women, the purpose of the facility changed during World War II, when it housed cadets who were training on campus as part of the Air Corps. In addition, Elliott Hall also has been home to classrooms, offices, and a dining hall.

The neoclassical beauty of Elliott Hall inspired Walter M. Ellet, a trustee of the college, to suggest the creation of campus lakes to mirror the beauty of the facility. In 1916, his dream became a reality, and today the reflections of Elliott Hall can still be seen in the campus lakes, one of the most scenic views on campus.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Osborne, Newell Yost. A Select School: The History of Mount Union College and an Account of a Unique Educational Experiment, Scio College. Alliance, OH: Mount Union College, 1967.

Saffell, John E. Wake the Echoes: An Updated History of Mount Union College. Alliance, OH: Mount Union College, 1996.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office
Government Offices
Other: Office of Public Affairs and Marketing

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