List of oldest buildings on Kansas colleges and universities

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The following is a list of the oldest buildings on Kansas college and university campuses, all of which were built prior to 1910. Twelve individual buildings and one complex of buildings are listed on the United States Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places.

Kansas State University has the most buildings on this list, with eleven. The list does not include buildings that were built elsewhere and subsequently relocated onto campuses, such as the Osborne Chapel at Baker University, which was built in England in 1864 and moved to the Baker campus in 1996.

Building Photo Location Built Notes/Source
Old Castle Hall Old Castle Museum.JPG Baker University 1858 Original home to Baker University, now located east of the main campus. The building predates the creation of the State of Kansas by three years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]
Stone House
(now part of Hoeflin Stone House)
Kansas State University 1866 Originally built as a limestone house by the father of Samuel Wendell Williston in 1866, the walls of the original cabin are now just an interior decorative element in a much larger building.[2]
Tauy Jones Hall Tauy Jones Hall (2).JPG Ottawa University 1869 It was gutted by fire in 1875 and rebuilt in 1876.[3] Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
College Building / St. Pius X Hall St. Mary's College 1871 All of the buildings on this list from the St. Mary's campus were built by an earlier college, also called St. Mary's, which opened in 1870 and closed in 1931. The earlier college has no affiliation with the current school. The current St. Mary's College opened for classes in 1979.[4][5]
Parmenter Hall Parmenter Hall.JPG Baker University 1871 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]
Pulliam Center Baker University 1872 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7]
Industrial Workshop
(now part of Seaton Court)
Seaton Court at KSU.JPG Kansas State University 1874 The Industrial Workshop was one of two original educational buildings on the campus when Kansas State relocated to its current location in 1875. The building now forms a part of Seaton Court.[8][9]
Holtz Hall HoltzHall.JPG Kansas State University 1876 Oldest free-standing building on the Kansas State University campus.[8][10]
Bishop Fink Hall Benedictine College 1878 Included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Benedictine College Historic Complex.[11]
Anderson Hall KSU Anderson Hall.jpg Kansas State University 1879-1885 Built and opened in three separate stages, starting in 1879.[8] Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Coppens Hall St. Mary's College 1883 *The building is located on the St. Mary's campus, but it is currently used by the St. Mary's Academy (K-12) and not the college.[4]
Cooper Hall Sterling College 1887 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[12]
Powerhouse
(now part of Hall Center for Humanities)
University of Kansas 1887 The arches from the 1887 structure serve as an exterior decorative element on the Hall Center, built in 2002.[13]
Suarez Hall St. Mary's College 1887 *The building is located on the St. Mary's campus, but it is currently used by the St. Mary's Academy (K-12) and not the college.[4]
Davis Administration Building Davis Full Front.JPG Friends University 1888 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[14]
McCabe Hall St. Mary's College 1888 *The building is located on the St. Mary's campus, but it is currently used by the St. Mary's Academy (K-12) and not the college.[4]
Convent St. Mary's College 1890 [4]
Library St. Mary's College 1891 [4]
Administrative Building Bethel-administration.jpg Bethel College 1893 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[15]
Ferrell Hall Benedictine College 1893 Included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Benedictine College Historic Complex.[11][16]
Goerz House Bethel College 1893 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[17]
Fairchild Hall FairchildHall.JPG Kansas State University 1894 [8][18]
Spooner Hall Spooner Hall.JPG University of Kansas 1894 Oldest free-standing building on the University of Kansas campus.[8][19] Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kedzie Hall Kansas State University 1897 [8][9][20]
Hiawatha Hall Haskell Indian Nations University 1898 [21]
Stauffer-Flint Hall University of Kansas 1899 Built as the Fowler Shops for engineering students.[22]
Bailey Hall BaileyHall.jpg University of Kansas 1900 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8][19]
Holton Hall HoltonHall.JPG Kansas State University 1900 [8][23]
Kiva Hall Haskell Indian Nations University 1900 [21]
One Room Schoolhouse Dobbs School in Emporia, KS.jpg Emporia State University 1900 Officially named Dobbs School [8]
Dyche Hall KUNaturalHistoryMusMar06.jpg University of Kansas 1903 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8][19]
Fiske Hall Wichita State University 1904 [8][24]
Picken Hall Fort Hays State University 1904 [8][25]
Lippincott Hall University of Kansas 1905 [8][19]
Martin Allen Hall Fort Hays State University 1905 [8]
Beeghly Hall McPherson College 1906 Originally built as a Carnegie library.[26]
Case Hall Case Hall.JPG Baker University 1907 [27]
Dickens Hall PostcardHorticulturalHallManhattanKA1907.jpg Kansas State University 1907 [8][9]
Greenhouse–Conservatory Kansas State University 1907 [8][28]
Loyola Hall St. Mary's College 1907 [4]
Calvin Hall Calvin Hall KSU.JPG Kansas State University 1908 [8]
Leasure Hall Kansas State University 1908 [8]
Marvin Hall University of Kansas 1908 [8][19]
Russ Hall Pittsburg State University 1908 [8]
Christy Administration Building Southwestern College 1909 [29]

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