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| Institution Name: Pacific University |
Original/Historic Place Name: Marsh Memorial Hall
Location on Campus: 2043 College Way
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: none specified|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1895||chapel (Brighton Chapel)|
|ca. 1895-present (2007)||administration|
|ca. 1895-present (2007)||classrooms|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||other (Technical Information Center)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||academic department building (division of social sciences academic offices)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||auditorium (Taylor auditorium)|
Significance: architecture, education, history, religion
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
Marsh Hall was named for Pacific University's first president, Rev. Sydney Harper Marsh, who served from 1854 to 1879. The building has a distinctive history of service to the University community. The exterior stonework comes from the old Boos quarry near Gaston. This stone was also used on the Pioneer Post Office in downtown Portland, also designed by Whidden & Lewis.
In March 1975, a fire destroyed the interior of the building. It was restored and modernized over a two-year period.
|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 |