Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Knight Hall

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Institution Name: Pacific University
Original/Historic Place Name: Knight Hall
Location on Campus: 2204 College Way
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1879original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: wood
Roof: none specified
ca. 1879private residence (second home to family of university's first president, Rev. Sydney Harper Marsh)
ca. 2004-present (2007)admissions office
n.d.academic department building (music)
n.d.Greek letter society (Phi Beta Tau fraternity house)
n.d.residence hall (co-ed)

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

Knight Hall was completed shortly after President Marsh's death, but his family lived in the house for many years. This Victorian house has served the university in a variety of ways as noted above and currently is home to the office of admissions. It was named after Frank L. Knight, a trustee and benefactor of the university.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Miranda, Gary, and Rick Read. Splendid Audacity, The Story of Pacific University. Forest Grove, OR: Pacific University, 2000.

On Your Own Two Feet, A Self-Guided Tour of Our Historic Campus. Pamphlet. Forest Grove, OR: Pacific University, 2003.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office

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