Friendly Hall

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Friendly Hall in 2011

Friendly Hall, built in 1893, is a three-story, red-brick masonry building located on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon.

Description[edit]

Friendly Hall overlooks the old campus quad, which dates to the founding of the University in 1876 and which includes some of the oldest and most historically significant buildings on campus, including Deady Hall (1876), Villard Hall (1886) and Fenton Hall (1906). The building was named for Samson Friendly, a Eugene merchant, Eugene city mayor (1893–95) and a member of the Union University Association, which established the University.[1]

History[edit]

The building was designed in a Jacobean style by the renowned Portland architectural firm Whidden & Lewis,[2] who devised many of the most significant buildings in Portland, including Portland City Hall.[3] Completed in 1893, the building was intended to be co-ed housing for the students at the school with separate entrances for men in the north, women in the south and a communal dining area in the center. This idea only lasted for one year before it was converted to a fully male dormitory.[4] The building continued to be used in this fashion until 1928, when Straub Hall opened as the new dorm and it was then converted into office space.[5] The building was renovated in 1914, 1920, 1933, 1957 and 1961, when 27 new rooms were added to the building.[6][7] It is currently used as offices for the Department of Romance Languages.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Architecture of the University of Oregon, Friendly Hall". University of Oregon. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Architecture of the University of Oregon, Friendly Hall". University of Oregon. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Ritz, Richard (2002). Architects of Oregon: A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased - 19th and 20th Centuries. Portland, OR: Lair Hill. p. 416. ISBN 9780972620024.
  4. ^ Flowers, Jeffery Jane (2002). Pioneers, Scholars & Rogues: A Spirited History of the University of Oregon. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon Press. p. 15. ISBN 9780871143006.
  5. ^ "Architecture of the University of Oregon, Friendly Hall". University of Oregon. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Architecture of the University of Oregon, Friendly Hall". University of Oregon. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Board Ok's Plan to Add 27 Offices". Eugene Register Guard. Feb 3, 1961.

Coordinates: 44°2′45.4″N 123°4′30.7″W / 44.045944°N 123.075194°W / 44.045944; -123.075194