THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Unless otherwise noted, the date indicates when the building opened. Follow the link to learn more about the history of a building or architect.
- 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.
- The Southern Pacific Railroad began running on relocated tracks, on the north side of Franklin Blvd.
- Enrollment for fall jumped 47% to 2,453 compared to 1,664 in 1944. A major housing and classroom space shortage resulted. Parts of Gerlinger and Villard were remodeled to provide housing. Fraternities started to reopen.
- Erb Memorial Union. Architect: Lawrence & Lawrence Design work begans; carried forward by Lawrence, Tucker, and Wallmann.
- 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.