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Guggenheim Hall, 1910-

The exterior of a two-story building with four columns at the front entrance.

Guggenheim Hall, undated

From CSU's Sense of Place:  A Campus History of Colorado's Land-Grant University, by James E. Hansen, Gordon A. Hazard, and Linda M. Meyer.  Fort Collins, CO:  Colorado State University, 2018.

Architect – James Murdock of Denver

Builders – John J. Fraser and Jimmy Richardson of Fort Collins were the general contractors, Peter Seerie Brick and Tile of Denver built the roof.

291 West Laurel Street

 

The Guggenheim Hall of the Household Arts, lo­cated east of the north entrance to the Oval, opened for classes in the fall of 1910. Through the efforts of Eliza P. Routt, funds for a building to house the activities of the Home Economics Department were provided by Simon Guggenheim, a United States Sen­ator from Colorado. Eliza Routt did not live to see the completion of this project, and a stained glass window was placed in Guggenheim Hall to honor her memory. Guggenheim Hall holds the distinction of being the first building on the campus to be named for a person.

Specifically constructed for home economics training with specialized laboratories, classrooms, and offices, this building contributed significantly to the advancement of home economics education. Lat­er additions included a unique high-altitude cooking laboratory in 1927, the enclosure of the south side open patio in 1939 (to add classroom space), and a remodeling project in the spring of 1950.

After home economics work was moved to the Gifford Building in 1975, the Department of Con­struction Management occupied this structure and benefited from a 2003 interior restoration and mod­ernization project. This afforded current students the opportunity to participate in work on a historic building to restore its original features and yet fully modernize the structure . In 2007 Guggenheim became the first building on any university campus to receive the CI Silver certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which sets the nationwide standard for energy-effi­cient “green” buildings.

 

Interior of Guggenheim Building with stained glass honoring Eliza Routt, 1917

An interior stairway with a stained glass window at the top.

 

Sources by Gordon Hazard

State Board of Agriculture Minutes, November 15, 1909, page 291, vol. 3.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, December 4, 1909, page 4, col. 1, vol. XIX, number 10.

 

State Board of Agriculture Minutes, December 9, 1909, pages 297-298, vol. 3.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, December 11, 1909, pages 19 and 20, vol. XIX, number 11.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, December 16, 1909, page 153.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, December 25, 1909, page 1, vol. XIX, number 13.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, December 30, 1909, page 156.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, January 5, 1910, page 159.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, January 8, 1910, page 5, col. 1, vol. XIX, number 15.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, March 5, 1910, page 8, vol. XIX, number 23.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, March 28, 1910, page 174, vol. Dec. 1905 - Dec. 1916.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, April 9, 1910, page 16, vol. XIX, number 28.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, April 16, 1910, page 9, col. 2, vol. XIX, number 29

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, April 29, 1910, page 179, vol. Dec. 1905 - Dec. 1916.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, May 28, 1910, page 9, vol. XIX, number 35.

 

“Silver Spruce of the Class of 1911”, page 8, vol. V.

 

“Silver Spruce of Class 1911”, page 219, vol. V.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, June 28, 1910, page 191. 

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, September 21, 1910, page 1, vol. 20, number 1.  

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, October 1, 1910, page 205.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, October 5, 1910, pages 8 and 9, vol. 20, number 3.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, October 12, 1910, page 3, vol. 20, number 4.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 16, 1910, page 6, vol. 20, number 9.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 23, 1910, page 13, vol. 20, number 10.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, December 7, 1910, page 3, vol. 20, number 12.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, February 8, 1911, page 8, vol.20, number 19.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, February 22, 1911, pages 4 and 11, vol.20, number 21.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, April 12, 1911, pages 6 and 9, vol. 20, number 28.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, May 31, 1911, page 11, vol. 20, number 35, June 8, 1911.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, June 7, 1911, pages 4-5, vol. 20, number 36.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, August 31, 1911, page 241.

 

Thirty-second Annual Register of the Officers and Students of the Colorado Agricultural College, Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Prospectus for 1911-1912, Fort Collins, Colorado, pp.16, 18.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, March 24, 1914, pages 1 and 2, vol. XXIII, number 27.

 

“Silver Spruce – 1917”, page 31, vol. 12.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, October 3, 1918, page 3, vol. XXVIII, number 2.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, May 26, 1925, page 1, col. 4, vol. XXXIV, number 64.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 9, 1927, pages 1, 6, vol. XXXVII, number 9.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, January 25, 1928, page 1, vol. XXXVII, number 17.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, July 21, 1928, page 483.

 

C.A.C. Alumnus, July – August 1928, page 12, vol. 9, numbers 3-4.

 

Colorado Agricultural College Bulletin, series XXVIII, February 1930, number 9.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, September 17, 1930, page 1, vol. XL, number 3.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, October 19, 1932, pages 1 and 6, vol. XLII, number 7.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, January 25, 1933, page 1, vol. XLII, number 19.

 

State Board of Agriculture Minutes, October 14, 1935, page 226.

 

State Board of Agriculture Minutes, August 28, 1937, page 434.

 

The Colorado State College Alumnus, March 1938, page 6, vol. 18, number 9.

 

State Board of Agriculture Executive Committee Minutes, August 9, 1938, page 310, vol. Sept. 1930 – Aug. 1940.

 

The Colorado State College Alumnus, February 1939, page 2, vol. 19, number 8.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 13, 1941, page 1, col. 2, vol. LI, number 10.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, April 25, 1946, page 3, vol. LV, number 25.

 

Colorado A&M News, August 1946, page 8, vol. 1, number 2,.

 

Colorado A&M News, December 1948, page 3, vol. 3, number 6.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 11, 1949, page 14, vol. LIX, number 8.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, March 10, 1950, page 13, vol. LIX, number 21.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, June 2, 1950, page 2, vol. LIX, number 31.

 

“Long Range Development Program”, Report to the Colorado State Planning Commission, March 1952, pages 12, 19 and campus maps, LD1145.8, A452, 1952, Archive.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, January 23, 1953, page 2, vol. LXII, number 15.

 

The Colorado Aggie Alumnus, January – February 1954, pages 6-7, vol. 30, number 4.

 

The Colorado Aggie Alumnus, July - August 1956, page 3, vol. 33, number 1.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, April 2, 1957, page 5, col. 1, vol. LXV, number 41.

 

Colorado State University News, February 1959, page 18, vol. 13, number 8.

 

Colorado State University News, April 1959, page 11, vol. 13, number 9.

 

Colorado State University Collegian, September 28, 1960, page 1, vol. LXIX, number 3.

 

Colorado State University Collegian, January 5, 1961, page 3, vol. LXIX, number 43.

 

Colorado State University Collegian, April 24, 1963, page 1, col. 1, vol. LXXI, number 96.

 

CSU Collegian, September 27, 1966, page 5, vol. LXXV, number 8.

 

“1968 Silver Spruce”, pages 80-87.

 

CSU Collegian, June 22, 1972, page 4, vol. LXXXI, number 2.

 

“A History of Colorado State University 1870 – 1974”, by James E. Hansen II, 1974.

 

Fort Collins Journal, November 1, 1976, page 1, vol. LXXXV.

 

“Democracy’s College in the Centennial State – A History of Colorado State University” by James E. Hansen II, 1977, pp. 146, 227-230.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, December 10, 1980, page 5, vol. LXXXIX, number 54.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, December 9, 1983, page 1, vol. XCII, number 89, photo and caption showing a woman working inside Guggenheim Hall late one evening

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, September 19, 1986, page 5, vol. 95, number 31.

 

“History of Larimer County Colorado 1860-1987 Volume II”, edited by Arlene Briggs Ahlbrandt and Kathryn “Kate” Stieben, Compiled by the Larimer County Heritage Writers, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524, 1987, page 362, F782.L2H57 1987 v. 2 Archive.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, June 15, 1992, page 5, vol. 100, issue 149.

 

State Board of Agriculture Minutes, October 11, 1994, 1-8a-z 1-1u-w.

 

State Board of Agriculture Minutes, May 2, 1995, 1-12a-aa,1-1u-v.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, January 25, 1996, page 1, vol. 104, issue 86.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, October 14, 2003, page 5, vol. 112, number 37.

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 3, 2003, pages 1 and 3, vol. 112, number 55.

 

Board of Governors Meeting, February 7, 2007, President’s Report, page 5.

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