Villard Hall

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Villard Hall
Villard Hall east.jpg
Location Eugene, Oregon
Coordinates 44°2′50″N 123°4′35″W / 44.04722°N 123.07639°W / 44.04722; -123.07639Coordinates: 44°2′50″N 123°4′35″W / 44.04722°N 123.07639°W / 44.04722; -123.07639
Built 1886
Architect Williams,Warren Heywood; Roney, L. N.
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body University of Oregon
NRHP Reference # 72001083
Added to NRHP April 11, 1972[1]

Villard Hall is a historic building located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Completed in 1886, it is the second-oldest building on the University of Oregon campus after Deady Hall. The Second Empire-style building was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Deady and Villard Halls were together designated as one U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1977.[2][3]

Villard Hall was named for Henry Villard, a railroad magnate and philanthropist who was the University of Oregon's first benefactor. He provided financial aid to the university in 1886. Before its naming, Villard Hall was known as "the new building."

The building now houses the university's theater arts department and the Robinson Theater.

Villard Hall in 1955

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Deady and Villard Halls, University of Oregon". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. ^ Carolyn Pitts (1977-02-17). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Deady and Villard Halls, University of Oregon" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying nine images, from 1876 and undated PDF (32 KB)

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