Front of Wheeler Hall
|Governing body||University of California, Berkeley|
|NRHP Reference #||82004654|
|BERKL #||99? or 100?|
|Added to NRHP||March 25, 1982|
|Designated BERKL||January 13, 1986|
Wheeler Hall is a building on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California in the Classical Revival style. Home to the English department, it was named for the philologist and university president Benjamin Ide Wheeler.
The building was opened in 1917. It houses the largest lecture hall on the Berkeley campus, Wheeler Auditorium.
On February 29, 1940, UC Berkeley professor Ernest O. Lawrence received the Nobel Prize in Physics in Wheeler Auditorium from Carl Wallerstedt, Consul General from Sweden, due to the danger of crossing the Atlantic during World War Two. The building was the site of many of the Free Speech Movement protests in the 1960s and is a focal point of the Berkeley campus. In the 2010s, it has been the place for many university protests and several building takeovers.
- "Berkely Landmarks". Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
- University of California chronicle XIX. University of California Press. 1917. p. 75.
- Tim Phillips, "Judge Allows Lawsuit Against University of California Berkeley Chief of Police to Proceed", Activist Defense, August 20, 2013.
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