Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Newberry Hall

I should have posted this one sooner but it got lost in the shuffle. This building is across the street from Angell Hall and is called Newberry Hall. Currently is the museum of Archeology.

Originally built in 1890 to 1891, it served as the headquarters for the Student Christian Association of the University of Michigan. It was named in honor of John Newberry after a gift of $18,000 by his wife. It is a Romanesque building.

In 1921, it was no longer useful as a building for a campus religious group and was donated to the University for classroom use. In 1928, it was then converted to a Museum. In 1953, it was renamed the Kelsey Museum of Archeology and was renovated in 1994.

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