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Jeanine Wine
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Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection

Buildings List

OL=Oak Leaves (MC student newspaper)

Building & location

Year Built

Year razed/ changed

Dedication Information

Origin of Building Name

Bumgerdner Hall (east end of what is now Administration Bldg)

1889

1920--incorporated into Ad Building

   

Boarding House (Old Dorm) (corner of College and Bond)

1889

19??--became part of Ikenberry and Winger houses

   

Bible School Building (west end of what is now Administration Bldg--also called Chapel Building)

1895

1920--incorporated into Ad Building

   

Oakwood Hall

1898

1916--addition, 1926--addition, 1964-65--renovation, 1993--razed

25 May 1927, College Chapel, address by Mrs. Grace Overton of Chicago (OL 28 May 1927 p.3) Ladies' Home until 1927.  The name Oakwood was suggested by the women who lived there in 1926-27, and announced during the dedication of the addition in May 1927. 

Ikenberry Hall

1906

1949-50--remodeled, 1961--remodeled, 1992--razed

  Young Men's Home (also Blokewood after 1927) until 1957 when it was named for L.D. Ikenberry (OL 4 April 1957 p.1). Name recommended by special committee (Orel Little, Russell Bollinger, Clyde Holsinger, Gertrude Wiebe, Edith Dresher, Robert Beery, and Richard Bigler) and approved by Board of Trustees.

Gym

1911

1929--remodeled into Biology Building, 1963--razed

   

Powerhouse

1913

1939--remodeled, 1959--remodeled, 1967--razed

   

Powerhouse 2

1967

 

   

Science Hall

1915

1926--remodeled to library, 1967--remodeled to Communications Center

2009-razed

   

College Apartments, South (502 College Ave)

1915

1992--razed

   

College Apartments, North (1104 Home Ave)

1915

1969--razed

   
Mission Chapel/West End Chapel 1919 razed 2 February 1919 (Aurora 1920 p.65)  

College Hospital (507 Miami St)

1919

Became Health Center, Home Management House, AAFRO House--then sold

   

Administration Building

1920

1964--renovation of chapel into office space and Wampler Auditorium

   

Goshorn Chemistry/Clark Computer Center

1923-25

1960--remodeled for physical education (until 1982), 1984--remodeled to Clark Computer Center

Clark:  20 October 1984, address by President A. Blair Helman (Dedication program)

Goshorn:  Named for Goshorn family of Ladoga, Indiana, whose donations made the building possible (OL 24 March 1960 p.3).

Clark: Named for John G. and Ruth Hunn Clark, whose donation made the project possible (plaque).

Gymnasium/Auditorium

1926

1937--addition of women's gym, 2000-razed

   

Calvin Ulrey Hall

1948

199?--remodeled to include campus store, various offices, and storage; 2002--remodeled

13 February 1949 (Dedication program) Named for Calvin and Miriam Ulrey, who at that time were the "greatest single benefactors" of the College.

Otho Winger Memorial Building

1952

remodeled in 2004

30 April-1 May 1953, various locations, address by C.N. Ellis, Juniata College (Dedication program) 

Named for Otho Winger, longtime president, who conceived the idea of an arts building before his retirement.

Paint and Chemical Storage

1956

 

   

East Hall (west)

1956

1963--addition of eastern portion

23 March 1957, East Hall recreation room, address by President A. Blair Helman (OL 14 March 1957 p.1) Name recommended by special committee (Orel Little, Russell Bollinger, Clyde Holsinger, Gertrude Wiebe, Edith Dresher, Robert Beery, and Richard Bigler) and approved by Board of Trustees.

President's Home (714 N. Bond St)

1956

Sold when Tall Oaks was built

   

Holl-Kintner Hall of Science

1959

 

26 March 1960, gymnasium/auditorium, address by Dr. Manning M. Pattillo, Lilly Endowment (Dedication program)

8 October 1965 (MC2002/2p)

The name Hall of Science was recommended by the naming committee (Orville Noffsinger, Blair Helman, Earl Garver, Robert Stauffer, and C. Ray Keim) in 1959 and used until 1965.  At that time, the building was renamed in honor of Dr. Carl Holl and Dr. Edward Kintner, longtime professors in Manchester's science department.

Petersime Chapel

1961

 

27 May 1962, lawn in front of chapel, address by Ray Petersime and President A. Blair Helman (Dedication program & OL 12 April 1962 p.1)

Named for Ray Petersime and family, whose donation made the chapel possible.

Vernon F. Schwalm Hall (south)

1961

1966--addition of northern portion

11 November 1961, remarks from Edward Burkhalter '61

1967, address by Vernon F. Schwalm (Dedication materials)

Named New Men's Residence Hall until it was named for President Emeritus Schwalm in 1967.

Stadium Shelter House

1961

 

   

Neher Maintenance Center

1963

 

23 September 1978, named during Cordier Auditorium's dedication convocation (Dedication program) Named for Oscar Warner (O.W.) Neher, longtime professor of Mt. Morris and Manchester and also superintendent of buildings and grounds at Manchester (Dedication materials).

College Union

1965

2006-07-renovation

9 October 1965 (Aurora 1966, OL 7 October 1965 p.6)  

Funderburg Library

1965

1999--renovation

29 October 1966, mall in front of library, address given by Guy R. Little, Emory University (Dedication program) Named for Cyrus and Emma Funderburg.

East St Apartments (1000 East St)

1968

 

   

Earl S. Garver Hall

1969

 

25 April 1970, address by Dr. Russell Bollinger (OL 6 May 1970 p.6) Originally called Northeast Hall (OL 24 September 1969 p.5).  Named for Earl S. Garver '33, alumnus, professor of economics, and dean of Manchester.  He also served in Civilian Public Service during World War II and was partially responsible for the founding of Brethren Colleges Abroad (MC2002/31).  Name was recommended by the dorm government and approved by the board of trustees (OL 6 May 1970 p.6).

Tall Oaks

1970

 

  Named by Patricia Kennedy Helman, who lived there from 1970-1986.  She chose the name because of the residence's location in the college woods, surrounded by oak trees.

Charles S. Morris Observatory

1973

 

12 October 1974, remarks from Dr. Malcom Hults, Dr. Dwight Farringer, and Dr. Philip Barnhart (Dedication program) Named for Professor Morris, physics professor 1926-1962 and provider of funds for facility.

Cordier Auditorium

1976-78

 

23 September 1978, Cordier Auditorium, address by Dr. Howard E. Sollenberger, Director Emeritus of the Foreign Service Institute (Dedication program) Named for Andrew Wellington Cordier '22, alumnus, chair of the history & political science department (1927-1944), and member of the board of trustees.  Cordier helped to draft the United Nations Charter, worked for the UN (1946-1961), and served as Dean of Columbia University's School of International Affairs (1962-1972).  He also served for two years as Columbia's president (Dedication program).

AAFRO House (507 Miami Street)

1970

Sold in 1981.

   
AAFRO House (East St) 1982 Became Security Department in 2003.    

Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC)

1982

1997-98--addition

23 October 1982, PERC, address by J. Gordon Keever, chair of Board of Trustees (Dedication program)

October 1997 

 
Carl W. Burt Memorial Stadium 1988   8 October 1988, PERC (Dedication brochure) Named for Carl W. Burt, football coach at Manchester 1925-1942.

A. Blair Helman Hall (corner of Wayne and College)

1993

 

9 October 1993, remarks by Edgar C. Butterbaugh (Dedication program) Named for President Emeritus Helman, who served Manchester for 30 years. 

Oakwood Hall 2

1994

 

 

Naming committee (Edgar Butterbaugh, Esther Rupel, Keith Pontius, Robert Beery, Opal Nees, David Mann) recommended Oakwood Hall (OL 6 May 1994 p.1).

Gladdys Muir Peace House and Garden 2000   14 October 2000, Peace Garden, reflections by Kenneth Brown (Dedication program) Named for Dr. Gladdys Muir, who taught for 32 years at LaVerne and was the first director of Manchester's Peace Studies Institute. 
Intercultural Center 2003   3 November 2002, Wampler Auditorium, Boniface Hardin, President of Martin University (Dedication program)  
Science Center 2004      

 


Last updated 30 June 2005


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