Built as a women's gymnasium and social center, this beige brick structure with Renaissance Revival elements departs markedly from the original Romanesque Revival campus style. An implied arcade along the front and parapeted sides connects the four corner pavilions set around a central skylight. Not only an architectural but a social departure, Ammons Hall was named not for CSU's first woman professor, Theodosia G. Ammons, but for her brother, Colorado Governor Elias M. Ammons. Also known as the Women's Club Building, it is similar in concept to Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago.
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