UNC Buildings and Grounds

Chronology

 

  • Years: 1890-1910

    1890
    Normal School Building cornerstone laid June 13 (1890-1972).  After 1906, the building was known as Administration Building.  Renamed Cranford Hall in 1931. Razed in 1972.

    1891
    Normal School Building east wing completed April 13.

    1895
    Normal School Building center completed.

    1897
    Training School library established.

    1901
    First heating plant completed.  Razed in 1933.

    1902
    Pillars at 9th Avenue and 17th Street class gift of 1902.

    1903
    Normal School Building west wing completed November 11.

    1903
    Gymnasium in basement of west wing of Normal School Building.

    1904
    First presidential home completed.  Became Music Conservatory in 1924. Razed in 1954.

    1907
    First library completed. Renamed Carter Hall in 1944.

    1908
    Greenhouse built. Razed in 1936.

    1909
    Stables built south of Library.

    1910
    Training School cornerstone laid August 22.

    1910
    Guggenheim Hall cornerstone laid September 24.

    1910
    Gateway at 10th Avenue and 18th Street gift of class of 1910.

    1910
    Cranford and the Library had telephones installed.

  • Years: 1911-1930

     1911
    Cranford updated with first indoor toilet.

    1911
    Formal reflecting pool north of Library gift of the class of 1911.

    1912
    Training School center section of building completed.

    1912
    Gateway at 8th Avenue and 17th Street gift of class of 1912.

    1912
    Guggenheim Hall completed.

    1913
    Women's Club House construction began.

    1914
    Pioneer Statue north of the Library reflecting pool gift of class of 1914.

    1914
    Totem Teddy arrived on campus. Andrew Thompson, a 1897 graduate of the Normal School and U.S. Commissioner of Education for Alaska, gave the totem pole to UNC in 1914. Repatriated in October 2003.

    1914
    Home Economics Building cornerstone laid.

    1915
    Home Economics practice cottage constructed. Later renamed Roudebush Cottage.

    1916
    Women's Club House dedicated March 22. Remodeled and renamed the Student Union in 1939. Renamed Gray Hall in 1965.

    1918
    SATC Gymnasium (also known as "Temporary Gym," "Cow Barn," "Green Barn"). Razed in 1927.

    1919
    Home Economics Building completed in October. Renamed Crabbe Hall in 1931.

    1921
    Belford Residence Hall completed.

    1921
    Gordon Residence Hall completed.

    1921
    Decker Residence Hall completed.

    1922
    Training School west wing erected.

    1923
    Training School east wing erected.

    1924
    First presidential home became Music Conservatory.

    1925
    KFKA established to broadcast on the 3rd floor of Cranford. Broadcast supervised by Physics Department.

    1926
    Gunter construction began with cornerstone, September 28, 1926.

    1926
    KFKA moved to Music Conservatory.  Music Department responsible for many broadcasts.

    1927
    Jackson Field dedicated (5,200 capacity).

    1928
    Gunter completed--balcony seated 1,100 people. Dedicated January 35.

    1928
    Second presidential home at 1862 10th Avenue.

    1930
    Faculty Apartment #1: "The Faculty Club" completed.

    1930?-1939   
    Two radio towers east of Gunter removed by 1939.

  • Years: 1931-1950

    1931
    Administration Building renamed Cranford Hall on October 22.

    1931
    Home Economics Building renamed Crabbe Hall, October 22.

    1931
    Training School renamed Kepner Hall.

    1931
    Hadden Residence Hall completed. Hadden Hall was named for Samuel M. Hadden, who held a number of positions at the University of Northern Colorado from 1900-1934, including Sub. Professor of Manual Training and Drawing, Teacher of Sloyd, Pattern Maker, Dean of Practical Arts; Professor of Industrial Arts, Head of Division; and Professor of Industrial Arts, Head of Department. Samuel M. Hadden graduated from UNC in 1897.

    1931
    Second men's residence hall on east campus completed. Named Hays Residence Hall on October 22. Hays Hall was named for James H. Hays who served as interim president in 1891 after the term of Thomas Gray and before the term of Zachariah Xenophon Snyder. After the death of Dr. Snyder, Hays was appointed interim president once again, serving from November 11, 1915 through the 1916 summer session.

    1933
    Men's residence hall on east campus was named Hadden Hall on February 7 by the Board of Trustees.

    1933
    Second Heating Plant completed (North of Faculty Apartments and Southeast of Gunter Hall.)

    1933
    Driveway north of Gunter running from 8th to 10th Avenue closed on June 9.

    1936
    Sabin Residence Hall dedicated June 13.

    1936
    Snyder Residence Hall dedicated June 13.

    1936
    Tobey-Kendel Residence Hall dedicated June 13.

    1936
    Faculty Apartment (Unit #2) completed.

    1936
    Greenhouse dismantled and sold.

    1937
    Gunter has Celotex sound conditioned ceiling installed.

    1938
    Women's Club House remodeling started. Renamed Student Union in 1939.

    1939
    Student Union remodeling completed. Renamed Gray Hall in 1965.

    1939
    Library remodel and renovation.

    1940
    Faculty Apartment (Unit #3) completed.

    1940
    Garden Theater dedicated June 14.

    1940
    Remodeled library dedicated June 28.

    1940
    Leo Florio flagpole erected.

    1940
    Tops of deciduous trees around Carter and Cranford severely trimmed.

    1940
    Bridge NW of Gray erected as class gift ("Hi Bridge").

    1941
    Gunter additional locker rooms installed in basement.

    1942
    Drinking fountain, Outdoor (Gunter, Garden Theater) class gift.

    1944
    Library renamed Carter Hall.

    1947
    Cross Residence Hall completed. Cross Hall was named for Ethan Allen Cross, Professor of English Emeritus, who held several positions at the University of Northern from 1904 until his retirement in 1957, including Head of Department of Literature and Language, Professor of Literature and English, Acting Dean of the College, Dean of the College, Head of Division of Literature and Language and Chair of the Division of Literature and Language. He was Professor of English Emeritus.

    1947
    Faculty Apartment (Unit #4) completed.

    1948
    Jackson Field renovated reducing seating capacity to 4,000.

    1948
    Gunter original chimes replaced with second set.

    1949
    Cranford fire.

  • Years: 1951-1970

    1951
    Frasier Hall groundbreaking on November 19.

    1953
    Frasier Hall completed in December.

    1954
    Frasier Hall dedicated on January 1.

    1954
    Frasier theater dedicated January 14, 15, & 16 with performance of "Point of No Return".

    1954
    Benches between Frasier and Cranford gift of the class of 1954.

    1954
    Conservatory of Music razed.

    1955
    Lily pond in front of Snyder vandalized. It was subsequently removed.

    1957
    Gunter Hall balcony in men's gym removed. Folding bleachers installed.

    1957
    Wiebking Residence Hall dedicated June 1957.

    1957
    Wilson Residence Hall completed.

    1957
    Tobey Kendel addition.

    1958
    Parsons Hall completed.

    1960
    Troxel Residence Hall dedicated in October. Troxel Hall was named for Dr. O. Leonard. Troxel, who held a number of positions at the University of Northern Colorado from 1930 until his retirement in 1958: Professor of Education, Chairman of the Division of Health and Physical Education, Director of Public Relations, and Professor of Education Emeritus.

    1961
    Gunter Hall hardwood floors replaced in men's and women's gyms.

    1962
    Bishop-Lehr Hall (Laboratory School) dedicated May 13.

    1963
    Boiler house converted to Arts Annex.

    1963
    McCowen Residence Hall dedicated.

    1964
    Ross Hall of Science completed.

    1965
    Student Union renamed Gray Hall.

    1965
    College Center completed. Renamed University Center in 1970.

    1965
    Ross Hall dedicated August 1.

    1966
    Harrison Residence Hall dedicated November 6.

    1967
    Student Family Apartments completed.

    1968
    McKee Hall of Education completed.

    1968
    Turner Residence Hall completed.

    1969
    McKee Hall dedicated March 27.

    1970  
    College name changed to UNC.

    1970
    College Center renamed University Center.

    1970
    University Library (Michener Library) fire.

  • Years: 1971-1990

     1971
    University Library completed.

    1972
    University Library dedicated on October 27. Renamed Michener Library in 1973.

    1972
    Cranford demolished June 12-15 (1890-1972).

    1973
    Candelaria construction began.

    1973
    Candelaria Hall completed.

    1973
    University Library renamed the James A. Michener Library.

    1973
    Lawrenson Residence Hall dedicated May 10.

    1973
    Mariani Gallery in Guggenheim dedicated October 14.

    1973
    Butler-Hancock construction began.

    1974
    Butler-Hancock Hall completed.

    1974
    Lindou Auditorium in Michener Library dedicated August 4.

    1975
    Butler-Hancock dedicated February 4.

    1976
    Foundation Hall dedicated March 13.

    1979
    Kepner--outside of building cleaned and sealed.

    1981
    Carter Hall undergoes major renovation.

    1981
    Gunter--outside of building cleaned and sealed.

    1982
    Butler-Hancock storage room additions.

    1985
    Gunter's bells stopped ringing.

    1985
    Cross, Hadden, Hays and Troxel no longer used as dorms.

    1986
    Frasier Theater renamed Langworthy Theater.

    1986
    Kepner Hall undergoes major internal renovation.

    1987
    Kepner Hall renovation completed.

    1987
    Gunter received fourth set of new bells.

    1988
    Laboratory wing added to Ross Hall.

    1988
    University Center added atrium and internal remodel of ground level.

    1988
    Cogeneration Plant constructed.

    1989
    Lawrenson Hall rededicated October 5.

    1990
    Cranford Park dedicated on June 13.

    1990
    Leo Florio Flagpole rededicated October 13.

  • Years: 1991-2010

     1991
    Ross Laboratory wing dedicated March 26.

    1993
    Michener Library recarpeted.

    1993
    Frasier--Music Technology Center wing added.

    1994
    Michener Archives, room L119, completed.

    1995
    Frasier remodeled to connect 2nd floor wings.

    1995
    Recreation Center added to Butler-Hancock.

    1995-96   
    Gunter Hall underwent major remodeling/renovation. Rededicated September 20, 1996.

    1996
    Nottingham Field completed.

    1996
    Norton Theatre dedicated in Gray Hall February 24, 1996.

    1997
    Music Library dedicated October 17. Named Skinner Music Library 2005.

    1999
    Hansen-Willis Hall dedicated October 22.

    1999
    Scott-Wilcoxen Hall dedicated October 22.

    1999
    Cassidy Hall completed.

    1999
    President's Residence converted and renamed Visitors Center.

    2000
    Ross Hall renovation started.

    2002
    Garden Theatre E wall removed when Summer Concert Series cancelled.

    2002
    Arlington Park Apartments completed August 2002.

    2003
    West Campus Dining Facility construction began August 2003.

    2003
    Totem Teddy returned to the Tlingit Indians, Angoon, Alaska. October 2003.

    2004
    Archives remodel completed and reopened October 6.

    2005
    West Campus Dining Facility officially opened on January 8.

    2005
    Archives open house held on January 21 to celebrate the renovation of Archival Services.

    2005
    Skinner Music Library (former Music Library) named on May 6.

    2005
    Presidents Row (Bond Hall, Brown Hall, Dickeson Hall, Lujan Hall), 19th Street and 9th Avenue, dedicated October 1. Previously named Faculty Apartments.

    2008
    McCowen Hall demolished. McCowen Hall, dedicated in 1963, was named after Annie Margaret McCowen, Professor of Elementary Education, 1921-1958.

    2008
    New West Campus Residence Hall-South opened in Fall 2008.

    2009
    New West Campus Residence Hall-North opened in Fall 2009.

  • Years: 2011-

    2011
    Hadden Hall (1931), Hays Hall (1931), Cross Hall (1947), and Troxel Hall (1960), all built in the Modified Pueblo style, were demolished. The east campus, located west of 6th Avenue and north of 20th Street, was originally the home of the men's dormitories. They were located north across the street from the baseball field at Jackson Field. The dormitories became unpopular due to the University's expansion onto the West Campus and to declining enrollment. The dormitories were closed in 1982 and leased to The Villa in 1984 and were remodeled to house 180 senior citizens (Hays, Hadden and Troxel Halls), and a home for non-violent, minimum-risk offenders (Cross Hall). They were sold to The Villa in September 1993 as they "were not adequate for the university's housing needs and did not fit in with the university's master facility plan for future developments." They were later sold to other corporations and demolished in 2011.