- Art Building (Willamette University)
building_name = Art Building
former_names = Science Building
caption = Exterior in 2008
architectural_style = Beaux Arts
Salem, Oregon, USA
current_tenants = Art Department
coordinates = coord|44.9378812|-123.0320263|type:landmark|display=title,inline
completion_date = 1905
floor_count = 3
floor_area = 14,000 square-feet
references = The Art Building is an academic hall at
Willamette Universityin Salem, Oregon, United States. Built in 1905 for the Willamette University College of Medicine, it is the third oldest building on campus after Waller Halland Gatke Hall. The Beaux-Arts style red-brick building stands three-stories tall and contains 14,000 square-feet of space.
In 1905, Willamette University opened the Medical Building as the first permanent home for the College of Medicine. [http://hcap.artstor.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&d=p2240 Historic Campus Architecture Project: Art Building.] The Council of Independent Colleges. Retrieved on
October 1 2008.] Cowan, Ron. “Redo in works at college”, " Statesman Journal", March 17, 2002, Life, p. 1D.] 1840-1990 Keepsake Edition: Willamette University. " Statesman Journal", October 26 1990.] The medical school, the first in the Northwest, merged with the University of Oregon’s medical school (now Oregon Health & Science University) in Portland in 1913 and vacated the building. That year the law school moved into the now Science Hall, which was the first regular home to the school on campus."Celebrating 125 Years of Outstanding Legal Education and Bar Leadership". Editor Anne Marie Becka, Willamette University College of Law, 2008. p. 19, 50.] Willamette’s high school department, Willamette Academy, was also located in the building from 1913 until 1920. [http://www.salemquarterly.com/tour.php?site_id=6 Willamette University Historic Buildings.] "Salem Historical Quarterly". Retrieved on October 3 2008.] The science department also occupied the building at this time. [http://hcap.artstor.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&d=p2240 Historic Campus Architecture Project: Art Building.] The Council of Independent Colleges. Retrieved on October 1 2008.]
In 1938, the law school moved to Gatke Hall (built in 1903 and moved to campus in 1938), and in 1941 the science department moved to neighboring Collins Hall. In 1941, the then College of Music moved into the building, remaining until 1976. That year the building finished renovations begun the previous year after the structure had declined to the point where the top floor was declared unsafe by the
fire marshal. The remodel prepared the building for use by the art department, who moved in in 1976 with the building renamed as the Art Building. After the art department relocated to the hall, a gallery for the school’s art collection developed on the top floor and was named the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery. The collections were moved in 1998 to the new Hallie Ford Museum of Artlocated one block to the west.
In 2002, a wing was added and the existing structure was extensively remodeled and upgraded in a $3.5 million project. The three-story and 7,000 square foot wing was added to the east with covered walkways connecting it to the existing structure on each of the three floors. Renovations on the original building included seismic retrofitting, adding bathrooms, and reconfiguration of the basement and the top floor. Soderstrom Architects’ Jon Wiener designed the new brick-faced wing, while Walsh Construction served as general contractor.Basalyga, Stephanie. “Willamette University buys Salem property”, "
Daily Journal of Commerce", July 15, 2003.]
The original building contains 14,000 square-feet spread over three stories and a full basement. It is the oldest building at Willamette after Gatke and Waller halls, though Gatke was built elsewhere and moved to campus in 1938. Originally featuring wood floors, the now carpeted hall includes a ceramics studio in the basement attached to an outdoor kiln, teaching studios, galleries, offices, and work rooms. The Beaux Arts style brick building is at the corner of State and Winter streets on the north end of the campus across from the
Oregon Civic Justice Center. The hall has a concrete foundation faced with bricks with the roof made of composite shingles. The new wing includes a gallery for the display of student art, a 35 seat classroom, offices, painting and printmaking studios, and storage areas. Both the art history and art department occupy the buildings.
* [http://photos.salemhistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/specialcol&CISOPTR=965&REC=12 Historic photography of building]
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