Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Pulliam Center

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Institution Name: Baker University
Original/Historic Place Name: Methodist Episcocal Church, also known as Old Stone Hall
Location on Campus: Dearborn St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1868?original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: limestone
Walls: groomed sandstone
Roof: compostion
ca. 1869chapel
ca. 2004-present (2007)academic department building (communication department and offices)

Significance: architecture, culture, education, history, religion
Landmark designation:
National Register
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Built in 1868, Pulliam is home to Baker's Communication department. This rustic yet sturdy building recently became Baker's fourth classroom building to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Once known as Old Stone Church, Pulliam was built in 1872 and was the first church in Baldwin City. The building was renovated and rededicated in 1978 when it became the Pulliam Center in honor of Eugene C. Pulliam, publisher of a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper and graduate of Baker Academy, a prep school for Baker University.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Ebright, Homer Kingsley. The History of Baker University. Baldwin, KS: [Baker University], 1951.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
Government Offices

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