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Lord Hall

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1903–1904, Thomas and Crowell. Munson Rd.

Named for Henry Lord, Bangor lumberman and president of the Board of Trustees, this two-and-a-half-story brick building originally housed the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments at the University of Maine. Alumni John F. Thomas and C. Parker Crowell designed it in 1904, the first of many buildings they would complete on the campus. A foundry and forge were located in a single-story rear ell, although they were moved to another building in 1934. This rear ell was expanded to two stories after this time, and the building was later renovated for the Music Department. As of 2005, Lord Hall is home to the Art Department.

References

Beard, Frank A., and Robert L. Bradley, “University of Maine at Orono Historic District,” Penobscot County, Maine. National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form, 1978. National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

Fernal, Merritt Caldwell. History of the Maine State College and the University of Maine. Orono: University of Maine, 1916.

Hansen, Janet, “The Architecture of Maine’s Schools.” In Maine Forms of American Architecture, edited by Deborah Thompson. Camden, ME: Downeast Magazine, 1976.

“Lord Hall University of Maine. Accessed October 13, 2016. http://umaine.edu.

Smith, David C. The First Century: A History of the University of Maine, 1865–1965. Orono: University of Maine Press, 1979.

Writing Credits

Author: 
John F. Bauman
Coordinator: 
John F. Bauman
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John F. Bauman, "Lord Hall", [Orono, Maine], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ME-01-019-0054-06.

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