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THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

 

UO ARCHITECTURAL TIMELINES

1920-1929

Unless otherwise noted, the date indicates when the building opened. Follow the link to learn more about the history of a building or architect.

Owl, Condon Hall

Owl, Condon Hall

1920

  • The firm Lawrence & Holford, with Ellis F. Lawrence the principle designer, designed all UO buildings during the 1920s.
  • 19th amendment to Constitution, enabling women the right to vote, was ratified.

1921

1922

  • UO President Prince Lucien Campbell identifies critical building needs in "A Campaign for Gifts," Old Oregon 4 no. 2 (Jan. 1922): 1, extracts from an address to the Board of Regents.
  • Kincaid Field grandstands (1905) (near current Museum of Art) were torn down.
  • The Old Gymnasium (at that time, the Women's Gym) was destroyed by fire.

1923

1924

1925

1926

1928

1929

  • May 1929: Construction begins on the Museum of Art.
  • UO students film on campus the feature film Ed's Coed. Available in Knight Library's Video Collection.
  • The Stock Market crash of October ends the post-World War I economic boom and plunged the U.S. into an economic depression that lasted a decade.

Page author:  Ed Teague, ehteague@uoregon.edu

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