Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

America's Legacy Campus
J. Terry Clapacs
With Susan Moke, Dina Kellams, and Carrie Schwier
Edited by Linda Quigley
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/19/2017
ISBN: 978-0-253-02928-7
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Amid the gently rolling hills of southern Indiana is one of America’s most beautiful college campuses. Rich in architectural tradition, harmonious in building scale and materials, and comfortably nestled in a picturesque natural environment, Indiana University Bloomington stands as a testament to careful campus planning and committed stewardship. Planning principles adopted in the earliest stages of campus development have been protected, enhanced, and faithfully preserved, resulting in an institution that can truly be called America’s Legacy Campus. Lavishly illustrated with 481 photographs and brimming with fascinating details, this book tells the story of that campus—a tale not only of Indiana University’s buildings, architecture, and growth, but of the talented, dedicated people who brought the buildings to life.

Author Bio

J. Terry Clapacs is Vice President Emeritus of Indiana University. Serving the university for forty-three years, his longest service focused on campus master planning, new building construction, real estate acquisition, and campus maintenance and beautification. He has been credited with 661 major building projects or more than half of the structures found on IU's eight campuses.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by President Michael McRobbie
In the Beginning: The Seminary Square Campus by James H. Madison

The Old Crescent
Wylie Hall
Owen Hall
Mitchell Hall (originally Maxwell Hall)
Maxwell Hall (originally Library Hall)
Kirkwood Hall
Kirkwood Observatory
Lindley Hall (originally Science Hall)
Frances Morgan Swain Student Building
Franklin Hall (originally Library Building; Student Services Building)
Rose Well House
Swain Hall East (originally Biology Hall)

The Arts and Humanities
Merrill Hall (originally School of Music Building)

Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center (originally University School; Wendell W. Wright School of Education)
East Hall (Opera House)
Music Building Addition

Musical Arts Center
East Studio Building

Ballantine Hall
Glenn Black Laboratory of Archeology
William Hammond Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Fine Arts
Fine Arts Building
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Indiana University Cinema

The Professions
Rawles Hall (originally Commerce Hall)
Ernie Pyle Hall (originally Stores and Services Building)
Woodburn Hall (originally Business and Economics Building)
Lowell E. Baier Hall (originally School of Law)
Radio and Television Building
Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center (originally School of Business)/William Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Wendell W. Wright School of Education Building
Global and International Studies Building
Luddy Hall (School of Informatics and Computing)

The Sciences
Chemistry Building
Myers Hall (originally the Medical Building)
Swain Hall West (originally the Physical Sciences Building)
Jordan Hall (originally the Life Sciences Building)
Geology Building
Psychology Building
Simon Hall
Multidisciplinary Science Building II

Student Housing
Alpha Hall
Collins Living-Learning Center
(Men’s Residence Complex)
Agnes E. Wells Quadrangle
Women’s Memorial Hall
Goodbody Hall (originally Forest Hall)
Sycamore Hall
Morrison Hall (originally Beech Hall)
Post-World War II Veterans’ Housing
IU’s Trailer Courts
Hoosier Courts Apartments/University Apartments
Trees Center
John W. Ashton Center
Joseph H. Wright Quadrangle (originally Men’s Quadrangle)
Daniel Read Hall (originally the X Building; Smithwood Hall)
Nellie S. Teter Quadrangle (originally Tower Quadrangle)
Married Student Housing

University Apartments

“New” Hoosier Courts

Evermann Apartment Center

Redbud Hill Apartments (originally Married Student Housing Complex)

Campus View Apartments
Tulip Tree Apartments
Fee Lane Dormitories

John W. Foster Quadrangle

Paul V. McNutt Quadrangle

Herman T. Briscoe Quadrangle
SE Quadrant Dormitories

Wendell L. Willkie Residence Center

Forest Quadrangle
Carl H. Eigenmann Hall
Union Street Center
Spruce Hall

Common Facilities
Wylie House

Bryan House (originally the President’s House)
Indiana Memorial Union/Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

Bryan Hall (originally the Administration Building)
Indiana University Auditorium
Beck Chapel
Lilly Library
Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center (originally Administrative Services Building)
Herman B Wells Library (originally Main Library)
Showalter House
Student Recreational Sports Center
Edward L. Hutton Honors College
Technology Park
Data Center
Innovation Center
Cyberinfrastructure Building

Green Spaces and Public Art
Dunn Cemetery and Rogers Cemetery
Sundial (moved to Old Crescent in 1896)
Dunn’s Woods
Dunn Meadow
Benton Murals
Showalter Fountain
The Space Between: Adam and Eve
Arthur R. Metz Memorial Carillon
Peau Rouge
Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Arboretum
Sample Gates
Indiana Arc
Frank E. McKinney Jr. Fountain
Herman B Wells Plaza
Hoagy Carmichael Sculpture
Ernie Pyle Sculpture

Cream and Crimson Spirit
Jordan Field
Early Men’s Gyms (Men’s Gymnasium / Assembly Hall)
Memorial Stadium (renamed Tenth Street Stadium in 1971)
Ora L. Wildermuth Intramural Center (originally the Fieldhouse)

Men’s Gymnasium
School of Public Health Building
Indiana Memorial Stadium (originally 17
th Street Football Stadium)
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
Cook Hall

The Way Things Might Have Been

Indiana University Bloomington Master Planners
Chronology of IU Architecture, Art, and Green Spaces
For Further Reading