Villard Hall

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Villard Hall
Villard Hall east.jpg
Villard Hall is located in University of Oregon Campus
Villard Hall
LocationEugene, Oregon
Coordinates44°2′50″N 123°4′35″W / 44.04722°N 123.07639°W / 44.04722; -123.07639Coordinates: 44°2′50″N 123°4′35″W / 44.04722°N 123.07639°W / 44.04722; -123.07639
ArchitectWilliams, Warren Heywood; Roney, L. N.
Architectural styleSecond Empire
NRHP reference #72001083
Added to NRHPApril 11, 1972[1]

Villard Hall is a historic building located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Completed in 1886, it is the second-oldest building on the University of Oregon campus after Deady Hall. The Second Empire-style building was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Deady and Villard Halls were together designated as one U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1977.[2][3]

Villard Hall was named for Henry Villard, a railroad magnate and philanthropist who was the University of Oregon's first benefactor. He provided financial aid to the university in 1886. Before its naming, Villard Hall was known as "the new building."

Throughout the late 1950, 1960s and 1970, the studios and transmitter of KWAX were on the third floor. Also on the third floor were studios for KOAC TV, which connected to KOAC in Corvallis via a microwave link, housed in an "outhouse" on the northeast corner of the roof.

The building now houses the university's comparative literature and theater arts departments, as well as the Robinson Theater.

Villard Hall in 1955

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Deady and Villard Halls, University of Oregon". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  3. ^ Carolyn Pitts (1977-02-17). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Deady and Villard Halls, University of Oregon" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying nine images, from 1876 and undated

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