Pearsons Hall of Science

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Pearsons Hall of Science
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Pearsons Hall of Science
Location Beloit, Wisconsin
Built 1892-1893
Architect Daniel Burnham/John Wellborn Root/Edward Ware
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP Reference # 80000190
Added to NRHP June 30, 1980

The Pearsons Hall of Science is located on the campus of Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

History[edit]

The hall was built using funds donated by and named after Dr. D. K. Pearsons, a Puritan man from Hinsdale, Illinois. Pearsons had once passed through Beloit on the way to Janesville, Wisconsin and saw the college being built.[2] He was so affected by the sight that it inspired him to donate $100,000 to the school nearly forty years later. The hall was used as the school's science center until 1963.

Currently, the hall houses meeting rooms, dining facilities, student lounges, student service offices, a mailroom, a radio station, student government and publication offices. It was renamed the Jeffris-Wood Campus Center, named after attorney and business man Pierpont J. E. Wood and his wife, Helen Jeffris Wood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pearsons Hall of Science". Landmark Hunter.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Pearsons Hall/Jeffris-Wood Campus Center". Beloit College. Retrieved 2013-06-01.