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Westfall Hall, 1968-

A twelve-story residence hall with windows at every room. In the foreground is a parking lot.

Westfall Hall, 1969

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.

Architects - Edward L. Bunts and Floyd Lamar Kelsey of the Bunts and Kelsey Associates, Architecture Plus, P. C. of Fort Collins

Builder – Weaver Construction Company

1009 West Laurel Street

Designed by Architects Edwards L. Bunts and Floyd Lamar Kelsey of the Lamar Kelsey Associates architectural firm, this twelve-story residence hall is one of the two highest structures on the campus.  Westfall Hall is located on the west side of the “Towers Complex”.  It was completed in May 1968 and was first used as a residence hall for 506 male students for the fall quarter of 1968.  On June 8, 1969, it was officially dedicated to honor the late Professor of English Alfred R. Westfall II who joined the faculty in 1913 and became known for his skillful teaching of English and Oratory courses.  For many years he also coached the College debating teams and served as the head of the Department of English from 1926 to 1953.  During the 1920s he was also coached the Aggie Boxing team.  Dr. Westfall retired in 1953.  He died later that same year and was buried at Grandview Cemetery.

During the summer of 1983, the original sprinkler system was upgraded to a more modern standard.  In the summer of 2000, the hall was taken off-line to add a second bathroom to each of the eleven floors and to replace and modernize all the fixtures in the original bathrooms.  These renovations were designed by Architecture Plus, P.C. of Fort Collins.

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