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Dad's Gate, 1941

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

UO's Architectural Timelines

1940-1949

 

 

Campus Map: 1947-48

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

1941

  • Dad's Gates were dedicated in January.
  • The December 7, 1941, attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor provoked the US to declare war and engage in WWII.
  • Quonset Huts arrive on campus.

1943

  • The Southern Pacific Railroad began running on relocated tracks, on the north side of Franklin Blvd.

     

1945

1946

1947

  • Columbia (Columbia St.) and Amazon (22nd and Patterson) housing projects are created for married students.
  • Emerald Hall arrives.
  • Marion Dean Ross arrived at UO to teach the history of architecture. Ross became one of the first scholars to document Oregon's architectural history. Ross was a principal founder of the regional chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in Eugene, in 2004. In 1992 Ross left a bequest of over one million dollars for a library acquisitions which is used today to buy rare architectural books.
  • Veterans Memorial Dorms I and II are constructed.

1948

1949

 

 

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