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Starkweather Hall, Eastern Michigan University

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1896–1897, Malcomson and Higginbotham. North of 901 W. Forest Ave. on the southern edge of campus

Starkweather Hall was designed and built as the Student Christian Association center for Michigan State Normal School, present-day Eastern Michigan University. The building was a gift of Mary Anne Starkweather (1819–1897), a local philanthropist. Its asymmetrical massing, its exuberant, rusticated granite fieldstone walls, and squat bulging Ionia sandstone corner tower with bell-shaped roof, massive arched entrances, grouped windows, and decorative reddish-orange clay-tile sides and roof clearly indicate the Richardsonian style. Today Starkweather Hall houses the graduate office.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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