THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
The Pioneer Cemetery was established in 1872 by the Spencer Butte Lodge No. 9 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for use as a fraternal cemetery. For many years the cemetery was considered as a viable space for future university growth. A 1963 plan (Lutes and Amundson) envisioned placing buildings over the graves by means of stilts and enabling navigation through raised walkways and bridges.
- Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Association, http://eugenepioneercemetery.org/
Books and Parts of Books
- Relocation and Development Studies for the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, Eugene, Oregon (Lutes and Amundson, for the University of Oregon). Springfield, OR: Lutes and Amundson, 1963.
Newspaper Articles (Arranged by Date)
- "City Tables Bill (on Pioneer Cemetery)." Daily Emerald 28 Apr. 1959: 1.
- "Pioneer Cemetery Subject of Dispute." Daily Emerald 26 May 1959: 3.
- "Pioneer Cemetery Battle Continues." Daily Emerald 22 Nov. 1963: 8.
- "Pioneer Cemetery Ordered Cleaned." Daily Emerald 6 Dec. 1963: 10.
- "Pioneer Cemetery Controversy Aired. Daily Emerald 11 Feb. 1969: 1.
- Campbell, Polly. "Cemetery a Landmark to the Past." Daily Emerald 8 Sep. 1989: 13A+.
- Cuniff, Meghann M. "The Pioneer Cemetery Was Once a Hot Spot for the University's Property Development Plans." Daily Emerald 7 Mar. 2005: 1+.
Includes illustrations reproduced in the Lutes and Amundson project (cited above).
Page author: Edward H. Teague