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Michigan State University Memorial Union

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1924, Irving K. Pond and Allen B. Pond; 1936 addition, Bowd-Munson; 1949 addition, Ralph Calder; 1980 addition, Mayotte, Crouse Dhaen; 1997 addition, Ralph Calder Associates. Abbott Rd. at Grand River Ave.
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

This Academic Gothic multipurpose building was erected as a memorial to those graduates and former students who gave their lives in World War I. Students and faculty as well as alumni and governing board members assisted with the digging of the basement. In 1935, with PWA funds, the ownership was transferred from the alumni association to Michigan State.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Michigan State University Memorial Union", [East Lansing, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 297-297.

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