Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Alumni House

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Institution Name: Upper Iowa University
Original/Historic Place Name: Alumni House
Location on Campus: 513 Union St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
ca. 1880soriginal construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wood
Roof: shingle
ca. 1880sprivate residence
ca. 2004-present (2007)alumni center

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

One of the nicer houses in Fayette when it was built in the late 1800's or early 1900's, the current Alumni House has twice been moved by the University in order to accommodate construction on its sites related to the expansion of the campus. The school has preserved the original look of the interior of the house and restored the woodwork to the way it would have looked when it was built. Its two-story construction is typical of the era.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

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

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