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| Institution Name: Morningside College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Lillian E. Dimmitt Residence
Location on Campus: 3527 Peters Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Roof: asphalt shingle|
| || Function: |
| 1921||private residence (of faculty member Lillian E. Dimmitt)|
| 1983||alumni center|
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Morningside College Historic District (1997) |
References: see below
This Colonial revival-style house was built in 1921 by Lillian E. Dimmitt, a classics professor at the University of the Northwest and Morningside College from 1893 to 1965. It is the only remaining faculty home of several that used to line Peters Avenue. Professor Dimmitt left her house to the College in her will.
The deteriorated building was renovated and opened as the Lillian E. Dimmitt Alumni House in 1983. Many of the original details were retained and the building is furnished much like a home, with some items having been donated by former students. Upstairs rooms are occasionally used as college staff offices, while the first level serves as a place for meetings or receptions.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Orwig, Timothy T. Morningside College: A Centennial History. Sioux City, IA: Morningside College Press, 1994.
Orwig, Timothy T. Morningside College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1997.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections |
|Government Offices |
|Other: Sioux City Public Museum Archives & Research Center |