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| Institution Name: Taylor University |
Original/Historic Place Name: Sickler Hall
Location on Campus: 236 W. Reade Ave. (Upland campus)
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Walls: brick; stud|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1902||residence hall|
|post- 1902||academic department building (communication arts)|
|ca. 1950-present (2007)||chapel|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||administration|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||alumni center|
Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
In 1902 the widow of Christopher Sickler, an early Taylor trustee, donated the funds to construct Sickler Hall. Mrs. Sickler gave out of a desire to "help young ministerial candidates obtain their educational preparation," according to William Ringenberg's Taylor University: The First 150 Years. Because of her generosity, Sickler Hall was built. Today, after more than 100 years, the building has been completely restored and serves the University well as a home for the alumni relations office, the William Taylor Foundation and the Compton Art Gallery. The building is the oldest remaining facility on campus.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Duke, Serena. "Philanthropic Women." Taylor: The Taylor University Magazine (Spring 2005).
Ringenberg, William. Taylor University: The First 150 Years. Grand Rapids, MI and Upland, IN: Eerdmans; Upland, IN: Taylor University, ca. 1996.
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