Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Parker-Fox Hall

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Institution Name: Upper Iowa University
Original/Historic Place Name: Parker-Fox Hall
Location on Campus: about 215 Clark St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1855-1857original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete; limestone
Walls: limestone
Roof: pitched copper
ca. 1857chapel (destroyed in fire, became chemistry building)
ca. 1857-2004academic department building (chemistry)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (Financial Aid office)
ca. 2004-present (2007)admissions office

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

Parker Fox Hall was built ca. 1900 as a chapel. It burned down once and was restored to its original condition, replicating as nearly as possible the original structure. It currently houses the admissions and financial aid offices.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

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

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