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PREFACE

Preservationists are the only people in the world who are invariably confirmed in their wisdom after the fact.... John Kenneth Galbraith Presentation to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (1979)

The following inventory was compiled by a small group of researchers who have come to know and appreciate the Pacific Lutheran University campus. This task, at times a soggy venture, was aided by Sheri Tonn, John Kaniss, David Kohler, Kerstin Ringdahl and a host of other PLU members who showed us great good will. While this is only the first part of the Campus Heritage Plan it is the most important and well on its way to completion. All the information is formatted for easy editing and when the final PLU archival research is available we will insert it into the files. This has been an enjoyable.task - we look forward to Volume II and the completion of the Heritage Plan and its incorporation into the Master Plan.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Campus Heritage Plans, a relatively new idea, were created to control the ongoing destruction of historic campuses caused by ill-conceived new construction, unnecessary demolitions and meeting energy requirements. Fortunately, new preservation awareness has coincided with the sustainability movement which recognizes that recycling existing historic buildings is often the most energy efficient solution. WHAT

This document, Volume I, is the resource survey and the basic building block of the Campus Heritage Plan. It includes a summary description and historic evaluation of all the structures on or adjacent to the campus that are used and owned by the University. It contains elements of the final plan such as historic structures maps and some explanations of process that will be used for the final guidelines and have substantial value to the University. VALUE

As an institution of knowledge, PLU can become a leader in the relatively new but growing preservation movement that has become an important part of campus planning. Here are a few ways the Campus Heritage Plan provides value: . •

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Campus Heritage Plans assist in meeting future compliance requirements at the federal, state or local level. Any state action subject to SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act)

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Historic designations are often supported by alumni (as acknowledged by the Connect to Place goal, above) and can serve as a public relations tool and a reason for gifting to

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the university, as well as an outreach tool to the broader community. The Campus Heritage Plan will help guide future development in ways that respect stewardship goals outlined in the Master Plan. The rehabilitation of historically significant campus buildings should be recognized as a campus sustainability tool used to meet sustainability goals. The university will strengthen and enhance its image regionally and nationally by embracing preservation as a learning tool and development resource.

NEXT STEPS

The next step is to complete Volume II, an examination all PLU landscape elements, outdoor art work, monuments and study the historic master plans. Once this is done the two volumes of data and information will be the foundation of the Campus Heritage Plan which includes an historic narrative of the PLU campus and guidelines for development. The final plan will become an integral part of the PLU Master Plan which "embraces the past, celebrates the present in strength of community and sets the course for the future of PLU."

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TABLE OF CONTENTS :

PREFACE EXE C UTIVE S U M M ARY

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I NTRODUCTION

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MASTER PLAN + PRESERVATION

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N ATION AL REGISTER ELIGIBLE

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Purpose and need for the inventory Description of Volume I Development of Campus Preservation Plan Support for the project

Campus Preservation Plan as part of the Master Plan Master Plan goals and themes and preservation Future needs and priorities and preservation Master Plan projects and preservation Inventory Matrix development and use

The National Register and process Additions to historic buildings (Preservation Brief 14) Eligible buildings on the PLU campus ( Map) DAHP format and brief descriptions of the eligible buildings

Description and summary of historic structures Structures on the Upper Campus ( Map) DAHP format and brief descriptions of significant buildings

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Description and summary of historic structures Structures on the Lower Campus ( Map) DAHP format and brief descriptions of significant buildings

Description and summary of historic structures Structures on the non contiguous campus ( Map) DAHP format and brief descriptions of significant buildings

Description and listing of sources

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INTRODUCTION:

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PLU CAMPUS RESOURCE INVENTORY

According to the 2006 Master Plan for Pacific Lutheran University, the campus-founded in 1890includes more than 40 buildings as well as associated landscape and open space. Eleven buildings are more than 50 years old and another 10 buildings will reach that age in the next decade. Therefore, almost half of the structures will reach the 50-year benchmark for defining potential historic properties by 2020. Future growth, revenue sources and curriculum will likely be different than that which guided campus development in the previous century. New concerns include stewardship of the existing campus, the development of sustainable growth and new linkage to the past and to the community. This is an ideal time, as the implementation of the 2006 Master Plan proceeds, to incorporate preservation planning into the PLU long-term property management plan. This document, Volume I, the historic resource inventory, is the basic building block of the Campus Heritage Plan. It includes a summary description of all the structures on, or adjacent to, the campus that are used and owned by the University. Each structure is identified, categorized according to historic significance, located, briefly researched and photographed. The documentation format is the Washington Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation ( DAHP) historic inventory form which provides data base information for all, recorded aspects of the structures. This volume also contains a summarized matrix of all the structures which gives the administration, facilities and the development team an overalll view of the present campus. Volume II, available at a later date, will contain similar documentation of campus Ilandscape, hardscape, art work, and historic master plans. PURPOSE

The motivation to develop a Campus Heritage Plan is warranted for numerous reasons, some practical and some emotional, which all serve to benefit the University over time. The 2006 University Master Plan identified "Ensure Preservation of History" as a main stewardship goal and called for PLU to include preserving and enhancing "places of historic and traditional significance" within the built and natural environment of the campus. The careful oversight of the historic campus willi allow development and growth to better provide educational opportunities as weill as to carry out the PLU mission. The recognition and enhancement of historic resources is also an aspect of a Master Pllan goal related to strengtheni1ng community by a "Connection to Place." Preservation is an aspect of the architectural and natural qualities of the campus that should be protected and enhanced for all these reasons.

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NEED

In addition to PLU's own institutional, goals, development of a long-term Campus Heritage P�an will assist in meeting future compliance requirements at the federal, state or local level. Should federal or state capital funding or permits be involved in a future undertaking, federal Section 106 (cultural resource) or Executive Order 0505 requirements must be met for the undertaking to proceed. These requirements in essence require that the effects of an undertaking on historically significant properties be identified and minimized to the extent possible. In addition, any action subject to SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) would require similar cultural resource compliance. CU'ltural resource protections at the County level are generally not as stringent but may still factor into campus development actions. A Campus Heritage Plan can help streamline the project review process, particularly if the plan has been reviewed and concurred with at various levels prior to initiation of a project. From a more general standpoint, the thoughtful development of a Campus Heritage Plan for the campus will allow a big-picture approach to preservation and development of the campus by providing the identification of buildings, landscaping, and other campus features that would be most suitable for long-term enhancement. The identification and enhancement of historic elements can serve the University on several levels: 1. 2. 3.

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By identifying valued structures and features of the campus in advance it can prevent inadvertent and perhaps irreversible impacts that compromise their historical value. It will guide future development projects in ways that respect stewardship goals outlined in the Master Plan. Historic designations are often supported by alumni (as acknowledged by the "Connection to Place" goal, above) and can serve as a public relations tool and a reason for gifting to the university, as well as an outreach tool to the broader community. The rehabilitation of historically significant campus buildings to Secretary of the Interior Standards should also be recognized as a campus sustainability tool and can therefore meet sustainability goals. The creation of a single document that contains all the elements of the campus in a finite form will aid both the facilities and development departments as they work to refine and develop the campus.

Finally, as an institution of knowledge, PLU can become a leader in the relatively new but growing preservation movement of campus planning. By embracing preservation as a learning tool and development resource, the university will strengthen and enhance its image regionally and nationally through reputation and in the presentation of its campus. VOLUME

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The first step in the development of a plan to manage historic resources is to identify all resources and give a preliminary assessment of their significance. All structures that belong to PL U are included in this inventory which has been conducted according to the standards set by the Washington DAHP. Inventory forms and a survey report have been completed consistent with the guidelines in "Historic Property Inventory Guide and Database User Manual" and the PLU HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTORY JUNE 2010

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"Washington State Standards for Cultural Resource Reporting." Not all the buildings qualify at the present time for submission to the DAHP. Those that do, with permission from PLU, will be sent along with exported inventory files and pertinent digital images on C D ROM as approved by PLU. In this case, the limits of the PLU Campus were defined and the building information was readily available so the resulting survey is more complete than a typical reconnaissance survey (which would not include items 11-16) . According to DAHP standards, the PL U reconnaissance level survey includes the following for each structure: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8. 9. 10 . 11 . 12. 13. 14. 15. 16 .

All o f the location information including UTMs for each property inventoried. Surveyor, survey name, and owner information for the property (current and historic) if known. The current use of the building should be noted since it is observable, although historic use does not necessarily need to be researched. All observable architectural information should be completed within the database. The "Description of Physical Appearance" section on the Narrative must be completed. A concise "Statement of Significance", usually related t o the architecture of the building. A Determination of Eligibility based only on the architectural qualities of the structure. Date, or estimate, of construction. Digital image(s) o f the resource, current and historic if readily available. National, State or Local Register status. Ownership information - either historic or current. The historic use of the property. The historic or common name of the property. The architect/engineer/builder. An in-depth "Statement of Significance." A bibliography (unless sources were consulted by the surveyor)

Volume I includes a map of the survey area with all sites marked as well as a compilation of the PL U structures. Summaries of inventoried resources will be included in the report, including, but not limited to, the information contained in the inventory forms for each resource as well as architect, dates and nature of alterations, assessment of integrity and potential significance, and information sources (such as as-built plans and other archival information) . Information summaries by resource will be compiled in a format to dovetail with PLU's existing facilities maintenance records for ease of consultation for planning purposes. SUPPORT

We received support for this survey from the PL U Archives, PL U Facilities Staff and the PL U Development Department. They have provided records, historic photos, maps and drawings for the inventory process. However, the inventory is not static and the intention is to update material as it becomes available, from whatever source. Currently, there is a large archival project underway to assemble information about the building history on the PL U campus. This archival search will be added to the building survey information as it becomes available and will be essential for any National Register nominations. Mapping information that exists from other PLU

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PLU-funded projects will also benefit the final version of the Campus Heritage Plan by adding consistency to the studies, and reducing the time and cost to replicate the maps. CAMPUS HERITAGE PLAN

Although this inventory of structures (Volume I) is only the first phase for the implementation of an overall Campus Heritage Plan, it provides much of the base information needed to determine the direction for NRHP recommendations and the identification of many important structures and spaces on campus. The other elements required for the plan include a similar study of landscape elements, monuments, and historic campus master and landscape plans (Volume II) and a set of guidelines based on the two volumes of data. These guidelines, if used as an integral part of the Master Plan, will define PLU's identity as an institution today and in the future.

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MASTER PLAN + PRESERVATION:

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MASTER PLAN GOALS

The PLU 2006 Master Plan developed by MITHUN is based on the University mission statement and which applies four goals within three contexts. Essentially it combines the academic life with the non-academic aspects of education which include socialization and community. The Master Plan maintains that the campus setting can support the mission statement goals. In much the same way, a Campus Heritage Plan supports the goals of the Master Plan while ' . . . . strengthening connections to place and community' and is an essential subset of the Master Plan . Campus Heritage Plans have been most successful when integrated with Master Plans and when not just considered a necessary annoyance or required documentation. Master Plan guidelines should reflect the goals and findings of the Campus Heritage Plan which inevitably reinforces the goals of the University. COMMON GOALS

A Campus Heritage Plan, like the Master Plan, strengthens the connection to the significant places on the University campus by protecting and enhancing the existing historic buildings and landscape as well as reinforcing the unique qualities of Northwest architecture. Preservation is referenced as a subset of the Master Plan's goal of encouraging stewardship and calls for the University to 'Ensure Preservation of History' by preserving places of historic significance for future PLU generations. Another goal shared by the plans is the preservation and enhancement of the upper campus, which can also be used as a model for lower campus expansion. FUTURE N EEDS + PRESERVATION

While much evaluation and analysis has been done for existing buildings to determine what needs to be done, it seems little of this work explicitly takes preservation into consideration at present. In most cases the buildings are not historically significant, yet in other cases preservation input may lead to a reconsideration of otherwise predictable solutions. The historically sensitive alternatives that work as well, may be more cost effective and will preserve the integrity of structure. EASTVOLD + DEMOLITIONS

As the campus plan develops and additional needs or new uses call for remodels, additions and demolition, the preservation plan can aid in decisions and can sometimes provide helpful direction to avoid problems. A case in point is a proposed addition or remodel of Eastvold Hall, one of the most culturally and historically significant buildings on campus, affectionately regarded and fronting on the most significant public space on campus. The initial design disregarded the master plan by placing an oversized circulation tower at the junction of two 'cherished spaces'. Fortunately, later designs have relocated modifications away from what might be the most important historic corner on the campus. As Eastvold renovations and other projects occur, there will likely be calls to replace the existing windows with 'efficient' new

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d o u b l e (or tri ple) pane su bstitutes that often o n ly ca rry 10 ye a r wa rra ntees beca use the sea ls give way and the entire u n it needs to be re placed. An a lte rnate sol ution would be to add sto rm wi ndows ove r the interior of the existi ng wi ndows thus maki ng i nsta l l ation a nd repair easie r a n d m a i ntaining the e legant origi n a l m eta l wi ndows. Si mi l a r renovation p rojects wil l occ u r ove r time to meet the needs of the U n ive rsity, which sho u l d kee p in mind that p rese rvation can a l so be s u sta i n a b l e a nd cost effective . While not a lways associated with p rese rvation, the decision to demolish a b ui l d i ng ca n be re ached t h rough a process that i n c l u des a consideration of the historic significa nce of a bui l ding as pa rt of the fi n a l decisi o n . If historica l ly significa nt bui l di ngs req ui re demolition, mitigation m e a s u res for b u i l di ngs to be demolished that incl udes p hysica l docu mentation a nd/or histo ric docume ntation p rior to demolitio n . Such docum entation may be re q u i red by state or fed e ra l age ncies If a ny o f the funding for the project comes from these sources. MATRIX

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The attached m at rix is a s u m m a ry of the i nvento ry i nfo rmation at this poi nt in tim e . The fo rmat a l l ows o n e to fi nd basic data o r to co m p a re data for a l l the structu res owned a n d used by PL U . It is not o n ly a prese rvation orga nizing d evice but a lso a tool, consta ntly u pdated, to use for facility ma nagement a n d deve l o p m ent. Most matrix information is based on the Washi ngto n D e p a rtment o f Archeol ogy a n d Historic P rese rvation (DAH P) requi re m e nts for basic i nve ntory work but a dditional i nfo rmation ca n be easily added. Although m a ny of the b ui l dings associated with PL U do not q u a lify for the DAHP i nventory beca use of lack of significance or age, a l l buildi ngs were recorded using t h e DAH P sta nda rds a nd i n c l uded in t h e matrix. The DAH P fo rmat is usef u l for assem bling inform ation for bui ldings i n ge neral a n d especia l ly for those that would likely cha nge thei r status in the fut u re . The matrix n u m be rs the bui l di ngs accordi ng to a PL U system ( u sed on campus ma ps) that assigns n u m be rs by geogra p hica l sections of the ca m p u s . Bui l di ngs outside the fo rmal confines of the U nive rsity som eti m es have other names a nd street add resses; i n these cases the bui ldi ngs a re both assigned a n u m be r a n d give n a street add ress. The DAH P req uires each b u i l d i ng include a U nive rsa l T ra n sve rse M e rcator ( UT M) designation which is a grid-based method of specifying l ocations based on a practica l a pp lication of a two-di mensional Cartesian coo rdinate syste m . The ot her items req u i red by the DAH P a nd i nc l uded i n the matrix a re : 1. Date, o r esti mate, of construction. 2. National, State or Loca l Register status. 3. The historic use of the p rope rty. 4. The histo ric or co m m o n name of the p rope rty. 5. T h e a rchitect/e ngineer/builder. 6. The c u rrent use of the bui lding should be noted a lthough historic use does not necessa rily need to be resea rched. 7. Basic a rchitect u ra l information s uch as size, height, a nd materials.

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ADDITION A L MATRIX DATA

Additio n a l co l u m n s have been added that co ntain rating i nformation a bout the level of sign ifica nce, i ntegrity, setting a n d age. All these factors he l p dete r m i n e the ove ra l l h istoric category ( I - I V) assigned to each struct u re . The fo u r catego ries ra nge from National Registe r e l igi b l e to not s ignifica nt: Catego ry I:

The struct u re q u a l ifies for National Register nomi nation; it m eets the sta nda rd fo r significance, age a nd i ntegrity. Catego ry I , the easi est to u n d e rsta nd, co nta ins the m ost venera b l e ca m p us structu res that have maintai ned a h igh leve l of significa nce a n d integrity. They have histo ric significa nce i n the com m u nity o r the u n ive rsity a nd a re a rchitect u ra l ly noteworthy.

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The structu re could q u a l ify for the National Register i n the fut u re a n d h a s a high level of significa nce a nd i ntegrity. They have a high l eve l of s ignif ica nce, i ntegrity, a nd a re key contributing e l e ments of the ca m p us . This category conta i n s some structu res t h a t could beco m e Category I when t hey atta i n the 50-yea r m a rk .

Catego ry I I I:

The struct u re does not qua lify fo r the National Registe r beca use i t is su bsta nti a l ly l ess tha n 50 ye a rs old, has limited s ignificance o r red uced integrity. This is the most difficult a nd a rbitrary category a nd i n c l u de s m a ny b u i l di ngs, s o m e very new, which m a y eventually beco m e Catego ry I b u i l di ngs. T h e b u lk of this gro u p consists of co ntextu a l bui ldings that contri b ute to the campus o r com m u nity.

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IS lRINITY lUTHERAN (1959) 16 TRINITY HOUSE('961)

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17 EAST CAMPUS (1930) 18 WANG CENTER 19 MARY SAKER RUSSEll CENrE R (1993) 20 KREIDLER HAll (1957) 21 HONG HAll (19S4) 22 XAVIER HAll (1937) 23 GARFiElD 800K COMPANY (2009)

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24 HINDERlIE HALL (1954) 25 EASTYOLD HALL (1952) 26 HARSTAO_HAll (1891) 27 RAMSTAD HAll ('947/1958) 18 FACIliTIES (1982) 29 SHIPPING/RECEIVING (1982) 31 MORKEN CENTER (2006) 32 REIKE SCIENCE CENTeR (198S) 33 FOSS HAll 11965)

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34 UNlIIERSlTY CENTER (1970 / 1989) 3S HUMAN RESOURCES (1948) 39 MUSIC HOUSE 40 OLSON AUDITORIUM "969) 41 SWIMMING POOL (1965) 42 MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM (1947) 42a NAMES HTN[SS CENTER (,984) 43 PFLEUGER HAll (1962) 44 NESVIG ALUMNI CENTER (1954) SO COLUMSIA CENTER (1962)

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54 MARTIN J NEES CENTER (Z008)

58 SOUTH HAll (2000) 60 GONYEA HOUSE (1955) 6,-66 UNIVERSITY HOUSES

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PLU AND THE N ATIONAL REGISTER

The Natio n a l Register of H isto ric Pl aces ( N RH P) is the official fe dera l list of districts, bui l dings, sites, struct u res, a n d objects significant in American histo ry, a rchitectu re, a rcheo logy, cultu re, a n d e ngi nee ri ng . National Registe r pro pe rties a re significant to the histo ry of their co m m u nity, state, or the n atio n . CRITERJA

The National Register's sta nda rds fo r eva l u ati ng the significance of pro pe rties were developed to recognize the accom p l i s h m e nts of all peoples who have made a significant contrib ution to o u r co u nt ry's h i story a n d he rita ge . To be e ligi b l e fo r the N ational Registe r req ui res the fo l lowing as stated on the National Pa rk Se rvice ( N PS) we bsite: An exce ptional q u a lity of significance in America n histo ry, a rchitectu re, a rcheol ogy, engi n e e ring, a n d c u l t u re is present in districts, sites, buildi ngs, structu res, a n d o bjects that possess i ntegrity of l ocation, design, setting, materia ls, workm a n s h i p, fee ling, a n d a ssociation, a n d: A.

That a re associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the b road patterns of our h istory; o r

B.

That a re a ssociated with the l ives of persons significant in o u r past; o r

C.

That e m body the disti nctive cha racteristics of a type, period, o r m ethod of construction, or that represent the work of a m a ster, or that possess h igh a rtistic val u es, o r that re present a significant and d i sti nguis h a b l e entity whose co m p o n e nts may lack 路i n divi d u a l disti nction; o r

D.

That have yie l ded or may be likely to yie l d, info rmation important in prehistory o r h isto ry

Ordi n a ri l y cem eteries, birt h p l a ces, graves of histo rica l figures, p ro p e rties owned by re l igio u s institutions or used fo r religious pu rposes, structu res that have been moved fro m thei r origi n a l locatio ns, reco nst ructed histo ric buildi ngs, p rope rties p ri m a ri l y c o m m e m o rative in natu re, a n d pro pe rties t h a t have achieved significance within the past 50 yea rs sh a l l not be considered e ligi b l e fo r the National Registe r. However, such p ro p e rties wi l l q u a lify if they a re integra l pa rts of districts that do m eet the criteria or if they fa l l wit hin the fo l lowing categories: a.

A religious pro pe rty deriving pri m a ry significance from a rchitect u ra l o r a rtistic distinction or histo rical i m portance; or

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b.

A buildi ng or stru cture removed fro m its origi n a l l ocation but which is pri m a ri l y s ignificant for a rchitectura l va l ue, or w h i c h i s the s urviving struct u re m ost i m po rta ntly associ ated with a h istoric person or event; o r

c.

A birthplace or grave of a historical figure of o utsta nding i m p o rtance if th ere is no a p pro priate site or b uil d ing d i rectly associated with h is or her productive life; or

d.

A cem ete ry which derives its pri m a ry i m po rta nce fro m graves of persons of tra nscendent i m porta nce, fro m age, fro m disti nctive design featu res, o r fro m association with histo ric events; o r

e.

A reco nstructed bui l d i ng when accu rately executed i n a s uita ble e nviro n m e nt a n d prese nted i n a d ignifi ed m a n n e r as part of a resto ration master p l a n, a n d when no oth e r bui l ding o r struct u re w i t h the s a m e association h a s s urvived; or

f.

A property p ri m a ri ly co m m e m o rative in intent if design, age, tradition, o r symbolic va l u e has i nvested i t with its o w n exce ptional significa nce; or

g.

A property achievi ng significa nce wit h i n the past 50 years if it is of exceptional i m porta nce.

Based o n the a bove crite ria there a re prese ntly five bui ldi ngs that a re clea rly e l i gi ble fo r listi n g o n the Natio n a l Registe r, one o f w h i c h is not located o n t h e ca m p us but is a n i ntegra l p a rt o f PL U h istory. ELIGIBLE BUILDINGS A T PLU

NH R P listing p rovides fo rm a l recognition of a p rope rty's a rchitectural, a rcheo logical or historic significance based on nationa l sta nda rds used by every state. To date, H a rstad H a l l is the o n ly b u i l ding on t h e PL U ca mpus t hat has been nomi n ated a nd placed on the Nat i o n a l Registe r. I n the course o f perfo rmi ng the recent historic i nve ntory o f cam pus buildings, the s u rveyo rs fo u n d fo u r additional buildings o n the campus a nd o n e other associated with PL U they fee l qua lify fo r the Register a n d wo u l d reco mmend for nominati o n . They a re Xavier Ha l l (1937), Eastvo l d H a l l ( 19 5 2L Ra mstad H a l l (1947), Ha uge Admi n istration Bui l ding (1960) a n d Tri n ity Luthera n Sanct u a ry (1957). These b u i l d i ngs s uccessfu l ly meet the National Register c riteria i nc l u d i n g age, i ntegrity a n d signi ficance as u n us u a l exa m p les of a rchitectu re a n d broad cu ltura l patterns. PROCESS

If the U nive rsity or Trinity Church decides to fo rmally nominate these structu res the p rocess requi res co m p leting the nominations a nd s u b mitting them to the Department of Archeo logy a n d Historic P rese rvation (DAHP) a n d the state's National Register Review Board. The state p rocess wil l take a mi ni m u m of 90 days. If s uccessfu l , the com p l ete nomi n ations a n d ce rtifying reco m m e n d ations a re s u b mitted by the state to the Natio n a l Park S e rvice i n Was hington, D.C. fo r fin a l review a n d listi ng by the Keeper of the National Register of H isto ric P l a ces. The decis io n i s m ade with i n 45 days .

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ADDITIONS TO LISTED BUILDINGS: PRESERVATION BRIEF

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Beca use PLU is a growing ed u cationa l e nviro n m e nt, m a ny changes and additions w i l l occur to h istoric structu res at P LU. Before the d esign is i n itiated it is worthwhile to kee p in mind the fo l l owi n g cons i d e rations ( c u l l ed from NPS P reservation Brief 14) which co ncern add itio ns to h istoric structu res. The N PS bri ef res ponds to the fact that b u i l d i ngs cha nge over time a nd that when cha nges a re made to an h istoric struct u re they can da mage or d estroy mate rial a nd even cha nge the h istoric cha racte r of the struct u re that made it e l igible i n the first place. Once a few p rese rvation iss ues have been considered, d esign a nd construction, m e a nt to enha nce the use of the b u i l d i ng, " rest with the creative ski l ls of the a rchitect." It is i m po rtant to note that Nationa l Register l isting does n't ass u m e that no cha nges a re poss i ble, or that a l l pa rts of a b u i ld i ng a re eq u a l ly sign ificant. I nstead, the NPS encou rages the owner of a l isted p ro pe rty to fol l ow thes e t h re e co nsiderations fo r new additions: 1.

W h e n a n e w e xterior a d d ition w i l l i nvolve s o m e d egree o f mate rial l oss t o a n exte r n a l wa l l of a h istoric b u i l d i ng, the goa l i s t o m i n i m iz e the l oss a n d have it occ u r i n t h e l east significa nt a rea of the histo ric structure - " prese rvation of h isto ric b u i l d i ngs is e n h a nced by avo i d i ng a l l but m i no r cha nges to primary o r public e l evatio ns. Because sign ifica nt materi a ls and featu res s h o u l d be preserved, not damaged or hidden, the fi rst place to co ns i d e r constructing a new addition is where such materi a l l oss w i l l be m i n i m ized. This w i l l freq u e ntly be on a secondary si de or rea r e levatio n ."

2.

The second co ns i d e ration is whether o r not the new addition w i l l p rese rve the h istoric c h a racter, wh ich, acco rd ing to the N PS is mostly "embodied in the physica l as pects of the h istoric b u i l d i ng itself" meaning the windows, the site, the l a n dscape, the exterior c l a d d i ng, the design featu res, the color and the setting.

3.

The l ast cons ide ratio n is how to p rotect t he h istoric signif ic a nce of a struct u re The N PS states that a new addition "- sho u l d be rea d i ly d istinguisha ble from the o l d e r wo rk; howeve r, the new wo rk s h o u l d be h a rmonious with the old in sca le, p ropo rtion, materia ls, a nd color. Such additions s h o u l d be as i nconspicuous as poss i ble fro m the p u b l ic view."

The cons i d e rations outli ned i n NPS Brief 14 s h o u l d be a pplied to a l l addit io ns for PL U ca m p us b u i l d i ngs except those i n Category IV. Em ploying t h is policy w i l l eventual ly create a more co h es ive ca m p us as the u n iversity contin ues to deve lop its physical resou rces.

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NATIONAL REGISTER ELIGIBLE:

13 HAUGE ADMINISTRATION (1960) 15 TRINITY LUTHERAN SANCTUARY (1957) 22 XAVIER HALL (1937) 25 EASlVOLD HALL (1952) 27 RAMSTAD HALL (1947)

NATIONAL REGISTER CATEGORY I

CATEGORY II

CATEGORY III CATEGORY IV

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XAVIER HALL - 1937 (Ritt ergrup 2010)

DESCRIPTION Xavier H a l l p l a ys a major role in for m i n g seve r a l major outdoor rooms on the most h istoric portion of t h e P L U ca m p u s . H a uge a d m i n istration b u i lding borders Xavier o n t h e N ort h , M ortvedt Libra ry i s to t h e N ort heast, H a rstad Residence H a l l is to t h e East, U n iversity Center to the Southeast, Ramstad to t h e Sou t h , a n d Eastvold to t h e Southwest. The 2 story coli'egiate got h i c structu re was designed a s a l i b ra ry a n d served t h a t p u r pose u n t i l t h e fu n ction w a s repla ced b y t h e n ew l i brary i n 1960. T h e b u i lding is l a rgely i n tact and h a s rece ntly u n dergone a successfu l remodel of t h e i n terior and recondition i n g of t h e exterior. The stretcher bond brick exterior is orig i n a l with l ittle if a n y modification visible on its ext erior. The glazed, clay tile s h i ngl'e roof h a s c h a nged l ittle since the b u i lding was constru cted, except for t h e possi b i l ity of roof skyl ights. This exception a l struct u re, significant for its design a n d place in PLU h istory h a s m a i nt a i n e d i n tegrity a n d is e l i g i b l e for Nation a l Register n om i n a tion .

H ISTORY Reverend J. U. Xavier, who was h i red in ca . 1902 a s the reside n t t h eolog i a n for Pacific Luthera n Academy, was born in N orway, a n d received his edu cation a t Luther Col l ege, Luther Sem i n a ry a n d the U n iversity of W a s h i n gt on . H e became t h e school l i b r a r i a n u pon his a rriva l . He t a u ght courses i n H istory, B i b l e , Augsb u rg Confession, Lati n , Greek, n utrition , botany, zoology a n d l i b ra ry science . X a v i e r t a u g h t u n t i l 1942 i n cl u ding a stretch a s acting presi dent i n 1920-2 1 . By 1936 the lack of a sta n d a l on e l i b ra ry t h reatened P L U 's a ccred itat ion a n d t h e school decided to b u i ld a n ew Hbrary, the proposed b u dget of w h i c h was $ 100,000 with $20,000 asked from Tacoma Residents and $80,000 asked from Tacoma busi n esses. O . H . P a n koke served a s executive for t h e Tacoma ca m pa i g n . J . P h i lip Weyerhauser J r . donated $ 1 0,000 because he beli eved " i n t h e s m a l l Christian Col lege." At t h e laying of the cornerstone on October 23, 1 9 3 7, President Tingelstad stated that H a rstad's ori g i n a l p l a n for four b u i ldi ngs was now com p l eted. The l i b ra ry was dedicated i n May 1939, but was not fu l l y com p l eted u n t i l t h e late 1940s . The bu ilding is cu rren t ly used by t h e Anth ropology dep a rt m e n t a s t h e c a m p u s l i b r a ry was moved to M ortvedt after its construct ion i n the 1960's. Xavier H a l l was designed i n 1936 by t h e Tacoma a rc h itect u r a l firm of H eath, Gove and B e l l ( E m a n u e l J. Brese m a n n lead a rc h itect). George Gove ( 1870-1956) was born i n Rochester, M i n n esota a n d pu rsued his a rch itect u r a l tra i n i n g i n Paris. He pa rtnered with Frederick H ea t h ( 18 6 1 - 1 9 5 3 ) a n d H e r b e rt B e l l ( 1884-195 1 ) .Col lectively t h e i r work i n cl uded t h e N orthwest M ason i c h o m e , Pa radise Lodge, the conversion of t h e Weye rhause r M a n s ion to N ovitiate School of St. Dom i n ic, b u i ldings at Western State H ospital and t h e U n iversity of Washi ngton.

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Xavier Hall

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Xavier Hall

1 21 80 Park Ave S, #22, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447-00001

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Coordi nate Reference

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Unknown

Northing: 5221 593

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Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder: Jim McNett 1 Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded :

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Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue S

Parkland, Washington 98477

Classification: Building

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/lnventory

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education - College

Cu rrent Use:

Education - College

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Xavier Hall

Changes to interior: Slight

Intact

Changes to original cladding: Changes to windows:

Slight

Intact

Changes to other:

Concrete - Poured

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Education

Style

Form/Type

Gothic - Collegiate Gothic

Roof Material

Other

Roof Type

C l ay Tile

Gable Cross Gable -

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Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

1 937

E.J. Bresemann 1 Heath . Gove & Bell

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Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Yes Prope rty is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contri butes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement o f Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Named for Reverend J. U. Xavier who was hired in ca. 1 902 as the resident theologian for Pacific Lutheran Academy. He was born in Norway, and reived his education at Luther Cottege, Luther Seminary and the U niversity of Washington. He became the school librarial upon his arrival. He taught courses in History, Bible, Augsburg Confession, Latin Greek, nutrition, bontany, zoology and library science., Xavier taught until 1 942 including a stretch as acting president in 1 920-2 1 . By 1 936 the lack of a stand alone library threatened PLU's accreditation. The proposed budget was $1 00,000 with $20,000 from Tacoma Residents and businesses were asked for $80,000. O.H. Pankoke served as executive for the Tacoma campagin. J. Philip Weyerhauser Jr. donated $1 0,000 because he believed "in the small Christian College." At the laying of the cornerstone on October 23, 1 937, President Tingelstad stated that Bjug Harstad's original plan for four buildings was now completed. The library was dedicated in May 1 939, but was not futty completed until the late 1 9405. The building is currently used by the Anthropology department as the campus library was moved to Mortvedt after its construction in the 1 960's. Designed in 1 936 by the Tacoma Architect Emanuel J. Bresemann with the architectural firm of Heath, Gove and Bell. The building was constructed from 1 937-1 939, as the firs t dedicated library building on the Pacific Lutheran College campus . The building reflects a high point of integrity and style on campus. The collegiate gothic / jacobean style msonry walled building is a concise architectural statement for the late 1 930's in which it was constructed and appears to have a very high level of integrity George Gove (1 870-1956) was born in Roc hester, Minnesota and pursued his architectural training in Paris. He partnered with Frederick Heath ( 1 86 1 - 1 953) and Herbert Bett ( 1 884-1951 ) . Collectively their work included the Nortwest Masonic home, Paradise Lodge conversion of the Weyerhauser Mansion to Novitiate School of SI. Dominic, a number of buildings at Western State Hospital, two of the buildings erected at the University of Washington, the state hospital at Sedro-Woo'lley and the Lutheran Home at Puyallup.

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Xavier Hall's is largely intact building, with littfe exterior modification. The stretcher bond brick exterior is original with little if any modification visible on its exterior. The glazed, clay tile shingle roof has changed little since the building was constructed, except for the possibility of a skylight on the North side of the ridge and 3 to the West side of the entrance on the South side of the ridge and t to the East side of the entrance on the South side of the ridge. The building was rehabilitated in the tast 20 years or so. The skylights may be from this time period. By virtue of its ,location Xavier plays a major role in forming several major quads 1 outdoor rooms on the most historic portion of the PLU campus. Hauge administration building borders Xavier on the North, Mortved library is to the Northeast. H arstad Residence Hall is to the East. U niversity Center to the Southeast, Ramstad to the South, Eastvold

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Chapel to the Southwest, Hong Residence Hall to the West, and Stu en Residence Hall to the Northwest. In addition several sculptural objects are in the landscape, along with several rectilinear and diagonal paths. Most noticably the campus clock is to the west of Xavier between the building and University Center.

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Although the interior of the building has not been investigated as part of this survey. The exterior appears to be largely intact with the exception of the aforementioned skylgihts. Due to their size they have a minor impact on the integrity or damage to historic integrity if they are indeed an addition to the building. Further investigation of historic photographs could clarify whether the skylights are original to the building.

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapublicilbrary.org/bUlldlngs/; NordqUist Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service PaCifiC Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, PaCifiC Lutheran University Press, Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006, PaCifiC Lutheran UniverSity. Accessed 2/7/201 0. " P LU Timeline" http Ilwww.plu.edu/- archlveslTimellne/, Pierce County Assessor; Tacoma News Tribune. 9/1 /1 965 "Death Claims Noted Architect (George Gove) 3/4/1 953. "Death Calls F.H. Heath." 8/20/1 951 . "Tacoma Architect Clailliled by Death (Herbert A. Bell)." "

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EASTVOlD HAll - 1952 (Rittergrup 2010) DESCRIPTION Eastvol'd H a l l, e rected i n 1952, a n c h o rs t h e West side of 'Red Sq u a r e', t h e l a rge b rick plaza that ma rks t h e h ea rt o f t h e P LU U p per Ca m p u s . T h i s 45, 900 sq u a re foot t h ree leve l b r i c k ve neered b u i l d i ng i s cru cifo r m i n p l a n a n d h o uses d iffe rent fu n ct i o n s t h a t req u i re d ifferent vo l u mes - a l l neatly fit wit h i n i t s regu l a r cat h e d ra l l i ke exterior. T h e m a i n fo rm i s a 2 story ga b l ed vo l u m e r u n n i n g east to west w h i c h term i n a tes i n a flat roofed mass that h o u ses the stage c u rta i n , l ig h t i n g and scen ery re l a ted eq u i p ment o n the west e lil d . The east e l evation fa c i n g Red Sq u a re has a project i n g porch a n d terrace com posed of brick a n d cast sto n e . T h e m a i n n ave form i s s u p p o rted by a b utted p i l a sters, with cast sto n e caps and a bu t m e n t caps a lternating with vert i ca l s l it fixed w i n d ows. A meta l clad stee p l e with c r u cifix sits o n t h e ridge of the m a i n m a s s o n b a y back from t h e East e n d . Th ere a re m a n y nota b l e featu res i n t h is l a rge b u i l d i n g i n cl u d i n g two sets of fo u r etched glass with radio themes referring to KPLU, the c o l lege ra d io sta t i o n w h i c h was l o cated in the b u i l d i n g from 1965 to 2006. Eastvo l d H a l l is significant a s the m a i n meet i ng space for the U n iversity, t h e h o m e of t h e radio station a n d a s an exce l l e n t exa m p l e ( a n d the l a st o n cam pus) of late c o l l eg i ate G o t h i c a rc h itect u re . T h i s b u i ld i ng has been deemed e l i g i b l e for N a t i o n a l Register n o m i n ation by t h e Depa rt m e n t of Archeology a n d H i storic Preservati o n .

HISTORY E a stvo l d C h a pel is n a med for Seth C l a r e n c e Eastvo ld, President of P acific Lutheran College from 1943 u nt i l 1 9 6 2 . H e e n visioned it as a n " i m posing c h a pel-music conse rvatory i n t h e m i d d l e o f c a m p u s . " G ro u n d was broken for the n e w c h a p e l i n 1949 and the corn ersto n e was laid fo r t h e $625,000 b u i l d i n g J u n e 7, 195 1 . T h e b u i l d i n g i n cl u d e d a sect i o n t h a t co u l d be removed from t h e stage for a baptistery. T h e c h a pel was n a med the Seve re n sen C h a pel for M rs. M a t h e a Severson of Everett, a Ba ptist w h o had been ra ised Luthera n . Her picture h u ng over one of the entra nces to the c h a pel with Ch rist's picture over the other. Its c o m p l etion a l lowed for c o m p u lsory c h a pe l atte n d a n ce begi n n ing i n Febru a ry of 1952 by a l l stu d e n ts w h i c h re m a i ned i n force for t h e re m a i n d e r of S.c. Eastvo l d ' s reign at Pacific Luthera n . Later, t h e m a i n i n terior s p a c e w a s reco n figu red i nto a com p l ete b l a c k b o x t h eater w h e n the m a i n gathering function switched to M a ry Baker Russe l l H a l l . In 1958, P LU Pres i d e n t and M rs . Eastvold c e l e brated t h e i r 40th wed d i n g a n n iversary by gift i n g an outdoor i n -gro u n d swi m m i n g pool to the schoo l . It was l o cated between H i n d erlie H a l l and Eastvold C h a p e l and d u bbed "Seth's Pool". I t h a d a b u b b l e sha ped plastic roof that c o u l d be erected a r o u n d it d u ri n g bad weat h e r - the pool has si'nce been remove d . The a rc h itect, Lea, Pearson & Rich a rds, was a Tacoma fi rm com posed of th ree p a rt n ers: C h a r l es W i n t h ro p Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 1990), Cha rles Theodore Pea rson ( 1 905 - 1994) a n d J o h n G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1 908 - 1985 ) . The office

was started in 1937 a n d was the l a rgest firm in Ta coma for m a n y decades. The firm d esigned m a n y b u i l d i n gs o n t h e PLU ca m pus, a m o n g them M e morial Gym ( 1947), a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947). PLU H I STO R I C RESOURCE I N V E N TO RY JUNE 2010


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Chapel, Music, Speech Building

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IL OCA TION SECTIONI

OAHP No.:

Field Site No. 25

Commo n Name:

Chapel. Music. Speech Building

Historic Name:

Property Address:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. #25. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98447-0001

Township/Range/EW Section

County

Pierce

Eastvold Hall

1/4 Sec

1/4 1 /4 Sec

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T1 9R03E

Comments:

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: .1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

1 Eastin g : 542328

Quarter 32

Acquisition Code:

GPS

North ing : 5221 537

Tax No.lParcel No.

P lat/Block/Lot

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage

3 1 30000025

COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK: COLLEG E PLACE TO LAKE PAR K OLD CHAPEL MUSIC · SPEEC H - DRAMA S 200 FT OF N 300 FT OF W 325 FT B 8 OF BLK B TOG/W PART ST VAC SEG G 0200 DC7/1 4/99J U

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Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name :

Owner Address :

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland. Washington 98477

Classification: Building

Comments

Resource Status

Surveyllnventorv

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IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

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Changes to interior: Moderate

Intact

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I ntact

Changes to other:

at 1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #25, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447-000 1 Form/Type

Style

Gothic - Collegiate Gothic

Commercial - Campus

Modern Other - Eclectic/Mixed Changes to windows:

Intact

Other (specify) : Foundation

Cladding

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Concrete - Poured

Concrete

Education

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Roof Type

Gable Flat with Parapet

INARRA TlVE SECTION Study Unit

Roof Material

Date Of Constru ction :

Other

Private College & University

Religion

Lutheran

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Architect:

1 952

Lea, Pearson & Richards, Tacoma

Builder: Steiro & Hansen, Tacoma Engi neer: E,L, Strandburg, Structural, Seattle

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Yes Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or loca l ) : Statement of Significance

Yes - National Yes

Originally named Chapel, Music, Speech Building it was renamed Eastvold Hall in honor of Seth Clarence Eastvold, President of Pacific Lutheran College from 1 943 until 1 962. He envisioned it as an "imposing chapel-music conservatory in the middle of campus." Ground was broken for the new chapel in 1 949 and the cornerstone was laid for the $625,000 building on June 7, 1 951 . The building included a square section that could be removed from the stage for a baptistery. The chapel was named the Severensen Chapel for Mrs. Mathea Severson of Everett, who was Baptist but had been raised Lutheran. Her picture hung over one of the entrances to the chapel with Christ's picture over the other. lIs completion allowed for compulsory chapel attendance beginning in February of 1 952 because there was finally a large enough facility on campus to hold everyone. Compulsory chapel was required the remainder of S.C. Eastvold's reign at Pacific Lutheran. This remarkably competent blending of styles representing both the Collegiate Gothic and Modern / Art Deco styles was carried out by the Tacoma architecture firm of Lea, Pearson & Richards who would go on to design many buildings on campus. In the 1 955 American Architects Directory, John Greenway Richards lists the Chapel, Music, Speech Building at Pacific College as one of his principal works. The simply detailed masonry, uses cast stone, projecting brick and voids to create a rich architectural detailing. The 4 ground windows at either staircase depict themes of speech, music and singing are all important features and were sandblasted / etched by Earl Robinson of South Tacoma. The i current window configuration is original along with the doors. On the exterior the KPLU antenna is noticeable and apparently an original part of the building. KPLU is a sub rScriber supported public radio station formerly housed in the building. The building was originally equipped with a 3,260 pipe organ that took over a year to construct in SI. Hyacinth Quebec. Eastvold was notable for the acoustic design of the main auditorium as well as the many rehearsal, radio and classroom spaces, which were designed by Donald Loye, a Los Angeles acoustical engineer hired for the building's aco ustical design. Other consultants were Structural Engineer E. L. Strandberg, Mechanical Engineer C.W. May, and Electrical Engineer B.A. Travis; all of Seattle. The electrical contractor for the project was Raymond Electric Company of Tacoma. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990) , Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 9857). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and el ected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran

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University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954) , Common Hall now named I ngram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962) , Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965) , Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966) . I n 1 958, P L U President Seth Clarence and Mrs. Eastvold celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary b y gifting a a n outdoor in-ground swimm ing pool t o t h e school. I t was located between Hinderlie Hall and Eastvold Hal l . It was dubbed "Seth ' s Pool" alld had a bubble shaped plastic roof that could be erected around it during bad weather. The pool has since been removed.

Description of Physical Appearance

Eastvold is bordered on the north by a quad whose borders are defined by Hauge Administration Building, Xavier Hall, Hong Hall and Stuen Hall. On the east it is bordered by Red Square, the dominant quad on campus, and its main entrance is on axis with Harstad Hall. Again Xavier, Harstad, University Center, and Ramstad form the walls of this outdoor room which contains the Rune Stones, Sisters, Centennial Bell sculptures among the many artworks in Red Square and the Anderson Clock Tower. On the south s ide there is path that winds along the steep drop off to Foss Residence Hall and lower campus as well as connecting to Hinderlie Residence Hall. To the West Eastvold has another small quad bordered by Hong and Hinderlie residence halls along with the aforementioned drop off to the south. This 45,900 square foot cruciform , eclectic collegiate gothic building was erected in 1 952. The main form is a 2 story gabled massing running east to west, it terminates i ll a flat roofed solid mass that houses the stage curtain, lighting and scenery related equipment on the west end. The east elevation of this gabled mass provide an entry axis from Red Square with a projecting porch and terrace composed of brick and cast stone detailed masonry. This inset entrance is demarcated by the cast stone entrance and the rose window under the apex of the gable which lights a newer inserted chapel within the building and provides the iconographic symbol used in much of the media produced by t he University. In contrast to the symmetry of the main form, an asymm etrical placed lower 2 story mass runs at perpindicularly to the main mass. Ex1erior entrances to this mass are placed symmetrically about the main mass. Notable features include the four etched glass window incised into the buitding, surrounded by cast stone frames and arranged vertically following the staircase on either side of the building. The building is clad in running bond brick and the gabled roof utilizes asphalt shingles for its cladding. The m ai n form is supported by buttresses, with cast stone caps alternating with vertical fixed windows. A metal clad steeple with a stainless steel crucifix sits on the ridge of the main m ass one bay back from the East end . A combination 6/6 and 2/2 multiple lite operable windows provide light and air to the lower mass. Windows have brick sills and raised brick surrounds. The west elevation contains ventilated brick masonry walled entrance porches and (2) 2 door loading entrances for the stage and attendant scenery shop. Topping the higher mass is the antennae for KPLU, whose station resided in the building from 1 965 to 2006. The interior use has changed little, with the exception of remodeling for the radio station (KPLU) over the years as it expanded. KPLU has recently moved to its own building (2009). Another major change to the interior was the adaptation to the original auditorium I chapel space into a complete black box theater space with new seating risers br<Dught forward in the space to provide for a more intimate theatrical experience. The high vertical windows were also blocked over to prevent exterior light from reaching the inside. The second floor chapel has been walled off from the main performance space. Many of the interventions associated with KPLU outside of the antennae appear to be quite minor in nature. The antennae itself is of light steel truss work I space frame construction and is aesthetically light in counterpoint to the sturdy masonry mass of the building. The insertion of the newer chapel and the reconfiguration of the auditorium into a black box theater appear to have a more significant impact, though at this point the auditorium modifications are largely reversible. The building is still used in keeping with its original intent; the two halves (theater and chapel) of the program working at cross purposes, within the auditorium. In regards to the condition of the building, the masonry is in need of cleaning and perhaps repointing in some areas and the glazing compound in many windows is beginning to show its age with some cracking. In 20 1 0, as originally intended at the time of construction, new copper roofing replaced the existing composition shingles on the main form of the building.

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890- 1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press: Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006: PaCific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www . plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3/20 1 0 . http://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors.html; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/31201 O . http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American I nstitute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/201 O. http://commu nities.aia.org/sites/hdoaalwiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd400328 1 .aspx. ; Construction News Bulletin, 1 / 1 7/1 953.

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RAMSTAD HAll - 1947 (Rittergrup 2010)

DESCRI PTION Ra m stad H a l l is a recta n g u l a r 3 sto ry, 34,900 sq u a re foot b u i l d i n g located on the crest of t h e east west b l u ff that separates the U p per Ca m p u s from the Lower Ca m p u s . I t sits to t h e so u t h east of Ea stvo l d H a l l a n d d u e south o f t h e Ca m p u s Center. T h e b u i ld i n g is u n iq u e i n t h a t i t is o n e l a rge block t h a t w a s b u ilt i n t w o p h a ses, t h e e a r l i e r 1 9 4 7 portion clad i n r u n n ing bond b rick v e n e e r w i t h p rojecting p i l a sters, a n d cast stone door fra mes on the n o rth a nd east elevations; and the later a d d ition, comp leted in 1958, clad in a c u rta i n w a l l with a masonry veneer wa l l at it west e n d . With t h e exception of t h e sta i rway, the a d d ition is clad in a ta rtan patte r n of a l u m i n u m s p a n d re l panels a n d a l u m i n u m framed g l a z i ng . The new roof is a n exte nsion o f t h e o r i g i n a l ga b l e a n d h a s d o rmers a n d ve ntilation g r i l l s . Ra mstad, H a l l , a science class b u i l d i ng, vis u a l ly ma rks the t u r n i ng point i n the a rc h itecture o n ca mpus from co l l egiate got h i c brick to the t h e modern movement g l a ss c u rta i n wa l l . Fortun atel'y, both parts of the b u i l d i ng a re e l i g i b l e fo r N a t i o n a l Registration n o m i n atio n . It i s r a r e t o s e e a m a j o r tra nsition i n a rch itectural styles a n d eras so w e l l expressed i n a single b u ild ing.

HISTORY Ra mstad H a l l , constructed i n 1947, was one of the first academic b u i l d i ngs constructed in the post wa r e ra . The b u i l d i n g was needed to a ccom modate t h e d ra m atic i n crease in stude nts ret u r n i ng to school o n the G . I . B i l l a n d the a d d it i o n a l req u i re m ents of t h e chem istry d e p a rtme nt. The ra pid growth of t h e s c h o o l req u i red more classroo ms a n d a new wing w a s a d d ed i n 1958, j ust e l even years after t h e first b u i l d i ng was comp leted . Ra mstad H a l l was designed by Lea, Pea rson & R i c h a rds, a Tacoma firm com posed of th ree

p a rtners: Cha rles W i nthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1903 - 1990), Cha rles Theo d o re Pearson ( 1 905 - 1994) a n d J o h n

G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1908 - 1 9 8 5 ) . The office was started i n 1 9 3 7 a nd was the l a rgest fi rm i n Tacoma fo r m a n y decades. T h e firm designed many b u i l d ings on t h e P LU ca m p u s, among them M e m o r i a l Gym ( 1 947), and Eastvold H a l l ( 1947).

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Science Building

[tOCA TION SECTION I

Field Site No. 27

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OAHP No,: Commo n Name:

Science Building

Historic Name:

Property Address:

Pierce

Ramstad Hall

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #27, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 114 Sec

Townshi p/Range/EW Section

County

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #27, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

114 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03na

Comments: Quarter 32 Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone : 1Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Poinl

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

3 1 30000028

COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK: COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK SCIENCE HALL S 1 40 FT OF N 440 FT OF W 325 FT OF B 8 AND BLK B OF UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND TOG/W PART ST VAC SEG G0200 DC7/1 4/99JU

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Northing: 5221 498

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage .LQ1

S urvey Name: Pacific Lutheran U niversity

Field Recorder: Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen Owner's Name:

Acquisition Code: U nknown

.! Easting: 542359

Date Recorded: 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner Address:

City/StatelZi p :

Pacific Lutheran U niversity

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Classification: Bu i ld i ng

Resource Status

Comments

S urvey/lnventorv

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination :

Local District: National Register DistrictfThematic Nomination Name:

rpESCRlPTION SECTION I Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - C o l l ege

Plan: Rectangle Structural System: Changes to p la n :

No. of Stories:

Changes to interior: Moderate

Moderate Moderate

Changes to other:

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at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #27, Parkland (Tacoma, WA Modern Tudor - Jacobethan

Changes to windows:

Moderate

Other (specify): Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Gable

Glass - Curtain Wall

INARRA T/VE SECT/ON

Date Of Constructi o n : Architect:

Study Unit

Other

Education

Private College

Builder:

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer:

Religion

Lutheran

1 947, 1 958, 1 985

Lea, Pearson & Richards

P ro perty appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Yes Property is located in a potential historic district (National andlor local): Property potentially contributes to a histol'ic district (National and/or local) : Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Ramstad hall is significant in that it marks a turning pOint in the architecture on campus away from collegiate gothic and jacobethan styles of its neighbors Xavier and Harstadt Halls with their attendant stout masonry construction towards a modernism of metal and glass seen in the Philip E, Hauge administration building, Constructed just after the end of World War II, the building marks one of the first academic buildings constructed in the post war era, The building capacity was needed for the dramatic increase in students returning to school on the G,1. Bill and the capability of the chemistry department. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles W inthrop Lea, Jr, ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?), An award for named for Charles T, Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973, The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades, The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947) . Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947) . North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957) . Philip E, Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967). and Stuen Hall ( 1 966),

Description of Physical Appearance

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Ramstad Hall is located to the northwest of University Center, southwest of Harstadt Hall, south of Xavier Hall, to the southeast of Eastvold and the northeast of Foss Hall, and to the north of Pflueger. It is located on the bluff at the edge of Upper Campus overlooking Lower Campus, It is a rectangular 3 story, 34,900 square foot building, Ramstad Hall is clad in running bond brick veneer on the original portion of the building, Projecting pilasters, and cast stone door frames on the north and east elevation add detail to the building. Cast Stone images of icons of three major branches of sciences are in relief in the cast stone lintel above the main south entrance, The addition which contains additional usab l e space and a stairway, i s clad in a curtain wall with a masonry veneer wall a t it west end. With t h e exception o f the stairway, the addition i s clad in a tartan pattern of aluminum spandrel panels and aluminum framed glazing. The stairway is clad on the exterior by a curtain wall entirely composed of glazing and an aluminum storefront door assembly on the ground floor. Above the addition are two cross dormers on the north and south side of the addition with ventilation grills. The roof of the building appears to be surfaced in asphalt composition shingles.

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Science Building

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 2010. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://searc h.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist. Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006 ; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/�arch ives/Timelinel; Giddings, William. "A History of the PLU Chemistry Department into the Early 1 990's." Accessed 4/23/20 1 0 . http://www.chem.plu.edu/history; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3120 1 0. http://www.aiasww.org/m embership/honors.html; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/3120 1 0 . http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/20 1 0 . http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaalwiki/Wiki%20 Pages/ahd400328 1 .aspx

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Ramstad Hall - Looking Northeast

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Science Building

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HAUGE ADM I N ISTRATION BUILDING - 1960 ( R ittergrup-2010) DESCRIPTION The H a uge Ad m i n istration b u i l d i ng, b u i lt in 1960, is a two story U-sh a p e b u i l d i n g constructed of b rick, steel, and reinfo rced concrete. The b u i ld i ng was the first modern st ructu re located adjacent to t h e traditional c e n t e r cou rt of the o rigi n a l c a m pus. The a d m i n istration b u i l d i n g was d esigned by the sa m e a rc h itects, Lea, Pearson a n d R i c h a rds, who designed Xavier, Eastvol'd a n d Ra msta d , a l l i n the tra d itiona l c o l l ege gothic style. In the n o rth fa cing c o u rt the central bay at the bottom of the

"

u " exten d s i nto the

c o u rtya rd. Wind owless a re a s a re c l a d i n stacked maso n ry ven ee r . The main l o b by entry is a d o u b l e h e ight space with a g l a ss storefront on the south and t h ree l a rge globe l a m ps, visible d ay and n ight. W i n d ows, d oors a n d c l a d d i n g a ppear to h a ve a l l the origi n a l extruded a l u m i n u m m e m b ers. The e l evat i o n s are a ca refu l l y c o m posed c o m b i n ation of c l a d d i n g, wind ows a nd s pa n d rels that rei n force the struct u r a l syste m . The restra i n e d M od e r n i sm o f the b u i l d i n g reflects t h e infl u e n ce o f corporate c u lt u re that pred o m i n ated i n m a n y a spects of American l ife d u ri n g t h e early 1960's. H a uge H a l l h a s reta i ned m u c h of its exterior i ntegrity a n d is an excel lent exa m p l e of ea rly mod ern ca m p u s style in the Pacific NW. This p a rticu l a r b u i l d i n g i s o n e o f t h e few o n t h e P L U c a m p u s that meet N ational Register criteria d u e to its sign ifica nce and i n tegrity.

H ISTORY Orig i n a l ly named the Ta coma-Pierce Ad m i n istration Build i n g, it was ren amed in h o n o r of P h i l i p E . H a u ge, who had served as dean, registrar, academic vice p reside nt, professor a nd a rc h ivist from 1920 to 1970. The P h i l i p E. H a uge b u i ld i ng represents the matu rity and sta b i l ity of Pacific Luthera n U n iversity d u ring the great c a m p u s expansion i n the Post-World W a r

II era . The a rch itect u ra l fi rm of Lea, Pearson & Rich a rd s

was res ponsible f o r t h e d e s i g n of this b u i ld i ng a n d the majority of the b u i l d i n gs o n the u p per c a m p u s of the U n iversity.

H a uge

H a l l origi n a l ly conta ined

classrooms a nd fac u l ty offices a s well a s vari o u s

a d m i n istrative offi ces. O n e o f the major roo m s conta i n ed a c l ose c i rc u it TV system w h e n it w a s u s e d a s a n

overflow lecture h a l l . Lea, Pea rson & R i c h a rd s w a s a Ta coma b a sed fir m com posed o f three p a rtners:

C h a rles W in t h ro p Lea, J r . ( 1903 - 1990), C h a rles Th eodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1994) and John G reen way Richard s ( 1908 - 1985). The offic e was started i n 1937 and was t h e l a rgest fi rm in Ta coma for m a n y d ec a de s . T h e f i r m d i d a l most a l l t h e b u i l d i ngs i n the U p per Ca m p u s a n d many i n the lower; s o m e exa m p l e s i n c l u d e M e m o r i a l G y m ( 1 947), Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947), Ord a l H a l l a n d the Tri n ity Luthera n s a n ctu a ry ( 1960).

PLU H ISTO R I C RESOURCE I N VE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

jLOCATION SECTIONI Historic Name:

Pierce

OAHP No. : Common Name:

Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

P roperty Address: County

Field Site No. 1]

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, # t 3, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Philip E. Hauge Administratio n Building

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. # 1 3. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Township/Range/EW Section

T 1 9 R03na

1 /4 S e c

Comments: Quarter 32

1/4 1 /4 Sec

09

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

31 30000021

COLLEGE PLACE TO LAK E PARK: COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK ADMINISTRATION BLDG L 3 THRU 1 5 B 2 ALSO ARMOUR A D D L 1 THRU 1 5 B 1 9 ALSO UNIVERS ITY AMDY A D D TO PARKLAND B 2 1 7 TOG/W ST VAC SEG G 0200

IIDENTIFICATION SECTION I

Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder: Jim McNett 1 Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacfic Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 1 2 1 st Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98477

Classification: Building

Acquisition Code:

1 Easting : 542329

GPS

Northing: 5221 623

Supplemental Map(s)

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Comments

Resource Status

Survey/Inventory

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nominati o n :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTION1

- - - -

Historic Use :

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: U-Shape Structural System :

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No. of Stories:

Steel

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South Partial Elevation

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Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No,): Comments:

Brick detailing and composition of signage on the builidng.

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Changes to plan:

Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

Changes to interior: Unknown

Intact

Changes to original cladding: Changes to windows:

Intact

Intact

Roof Material

Date Of Construction:

[NARRATIVE SECTION Education Ethnic Heritage Religion

Commercial - Campus

Roof Type

Asphalt I Compositio n - Built Up

Veneer - Stucco

Study Unit

FormlType

Other (specify):

Concrete - Poured

Veneer - Brick

Style

Modern - International Style

Changes to other:

Foundation

Cladding

at 1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, # 1 3, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Architect:

Other

Private Colleges & Universitie Norwegian I Scandinavian

Lutheran

l

Flat with Parapet

1 960

Lea Pearson & Richards

Builder: Nelson Construction Company Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Yes Property is located in a potential hi storic district (National andlor local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National andlor local): Statement of Significance

Yes - National Yes

Originally named the Tacoma-Pierce Administration Building, it was renamed in honor of Philip E. Hauge, who had served as dean, registrar, academic vice president, and professor from 1 920 to 1 968 and university archivist from 1 968 to 1 970. The Philip E. Hauge building represents the maturity and stability Pacific Lutheran University as a resull of the great expansion in campus population and academic opportunity achieved in the Post-World War II era. The restrained Miesian Modernism of the building reflects conformist corporate culture that predominated many aspects of American life during the early 1 960's. The architectural firm of Lea, Pearson & Richards were responsible for the design of the building along with the majority of the buildings on the upper campus of the University. The elevations reflect a carefully and graphically composed combination of cladding, windows and signage. Originally it also contained classrooms and faculty offices as well. One of the major rooms contained a close circuit tv system to be used as an overflow lecture hall. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990) , Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947) , Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956) , West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962) . Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966) .

Description of Physical Appearance

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Philip E . Hauge Administration building is a U-shaped building with its courtyard on the north side of the building along 1 2 1 st Street South. It is bordered to the west by a parking lot and Stuen Residence Hall, to the east by the Mortvedt Library and to the south by one fo the great open spaces on campus and Xavier, Ramstad and Eastvold Halls. Masonry Pillars with a glass and metal curtain wall demarcate the perimeter of the building. In the north facing court the central bay at the bottom of the "U" extends into the courtyard. W indowless areas are clad in stacked masonry veneer. The stacked bond brick masonry veneer wall on the south elevation to the west of the main entrance is carefully composed signage with "Pacific Lutheran University, Founded 1 890" counterbalanced with "Philip E. Hauge Administration Building". The lobby beyond the main the main entry is a double heighth space with a glass curtain wall I storefron on the southside and three large globe lamps, visible day and night. Windows, doors and cladding appear to all be original. The only apparent change are the satellite antennae and perhaps HVAC equipment on the roof. Pri nted o n

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Major Bibliographic References

Pag e 3 of 3

Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5. # 1 3. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3/20 1 0. http ://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors.html; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/3120 1 0 . http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/31201 O. http://communities.aia.org/siteslhdoaalwiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd400328 1 .aspx; Tacoma News Tribune. 7/1 7/1 959. "PLC awards cntracts for new buildings."

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Additional Photos for:

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Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

South Partial Elevation Enlry and Lobby

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

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l

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

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View of

Courtyard

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

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North Elevation and Courtyard

at

Comments:

taken 3/1/20 1 0

View of

South Elevation and Entry sequence

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Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

South Elevation

at Tacoma Pierce Administration Building

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View of

Comments:

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TRINITY L U TH ERAN SANCTUARY - 1959 DESCRIPTION

( Tacoma

P u b l i c Li brary)

Trin ity Lutheran C h u r c h is located at 1 2 1 15 Park Ave n u e South, di rectly across from the origi n a l u p p e r campus of Pac ific L u t h e r a n U n iversity. The c u rrent c h u rc h {with maj o r additions from 1949 to 1994} h a s a n i rregu l a r p l a n than e n closes cou rtyards w h i c h are often l i n ked b y covered wal kways. The main material of t h e 2 story b u i l d i ng i s brick capped by a steep roof c u rrently finish ed with composition ti les. The eclectic style of m u ch of t h e c h u rc h complex i s domi nated by t h e clear mass of the flat roofed sa n ctua ry and bell tower which is remin iscent of post war E u ropean c h u rches and recalls American designs by E l i el Saa rinen a n d Pietro B e l l u s c h i . The i nterior space of t h e sanctuary is virt u a l ly i ntact and e n h a nced by the i n sta l l ation of a maj o r orga n i n t h e 1960s. The sanct u a ry is a n exceillent exa m p l e of early modern c h u rc h a rc h itect u re i n the Pa cific NW and meets N a t i o n a l Register cri, teria d u e t o i t s role i n the PLU com m u n i ty a s well as being a n except i o n a l work b y a n im portant Tacoma a rc h itect. H ISTO R Y

T h e Tri n i ty L u t h e r a n congregation traces b a c k to the fou n d i ng o f Pac ific Lutheran Academy, n o w known as Pacific Lutheran U n iversity. Though the current Congregation was offi c i a l ly fou nded on August 1919, it was preceded i n the l ocation by Parkland Evange l i c a l Lutheran C h u rch in 1893 . The precedi, ng " G ray C h u r c h " and existi ng grounds were p u rchased from the Eva ngelical Lutheran C h u rch by Trin ity in 1935 and by 1944 the congregation finished aggrega ting a l l of the l a n d on the block. In 1949 a n d 1950 the Parish House and the Chapel were constructed. No contractor was h i red but C h u rc h vo l u nteers with a h i red foreman compl eted the constructi o n . The second phase, d esigned by Arch itect J o h n Richard's of Lea, Pearson and Richards, was dedicated on May 19, 1957 and i n c l u ded new offi ces, a sacristy, c h o i r roo m a n d 12 Su nday school rooms on the second floor. The new sanctuary was completed in 1959 a n d i n 1993 the sanctua ry's a co u stic properties were im proved through the add ition of a new wa l l and fin ishes. The a rc h itect, Lea, Pearson & Richards, was a Tacoma based firm composed of th ree partn ers: Charles

Win throp Lea, J r . ( 1903 - 1990), Charles Theodore Pea rson { 1905 - 1994} and J o h n G reenway Rich a rds { 1908 - 1985 } . The office was started i n 1937 and was the l a rgest firm i n Tacoma for m a ny decades. The firm did a l most all the b u i l d i ngs i n the U p per Campus and many i n the lower; some exa mples i n c l u d e Memorial Gym { 1947} and Ramstad H a l l { 1947}.

PLU H I STO R I C R ES O U RC E I NVE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inven tory Report for

[LOCA TION SECiiON] Historic N a m e :

at

Trinity Lutheran Church

.1§.

Field Site No.

12 1 1 5 Park A ve S. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98444-3629

OAHP N o . : Common Name:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Property Address:

1 2 1 1 5 Park Ave S. Parkland (Taco ma. WA 98444·3629

Township/Ran ge/EW Section

County

1 14 Sec

Comments: Quadrangle

1/4 1 /4 Sec

Coordinate Reference

T ACOMA SOUTH

09

T 1 9R03E

Pierce

Trinity Lutheran Church

Zone: 1Q

Spatial Type: Point

Sequence: Plat/Block/Lot

Tax No.lParcel No.

Acquisition Code:

1 Easting : 542500

Northing:

Other 5221 670

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage

67620000 1 2

[IDENTIFICA TlON SECTION ]

2.75 Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett 1 Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

C ity/State/Zi p :

Trinily Lutheran Church

1 2 1 1 5 Park Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98444·3697

Classification:

Resource Status

Buildi!1Jl

Within a District?

Date Recorded :

3/ 1 /20 1 0

Comments

Su rvey/Inventory

No

Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register District/Thematic Nomination Name:

l

[DESCRIPTION SECTION] Historic Use:

Educalion - College

Current Use:

Education · College No. of Stories:

Plan: Irregular Structural System : Changes to plan:

g

Mixed Changes to interior: �

Intact

Changes to original cladding:

Changes to windows: Page 1 of 3

I I I I I I I

Intact

Moderate

Changes to other:

View of

West and South Elevations

3/ 1/20 1 0

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

Style Art

taken

Deco · Streamlined Moderne

Taken from PLU campus across Park Avenue South

FormlType

Other

Commercial - Ca mpu s

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Trinitv Lutheran Church

Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Flat with Parapet

Metal

Gable

Date Of Construction :

[NARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

at 1 2 1 1 5 Park A ve S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98444-3629

Other

Architect:

1 949, 1 960. 1 965, 1 985,

John Richards. BJSS Group and others

Religion

Lutheran

Builder: John Korsmo, Trinity Lutheran Members and others

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer:

Unknown

Property ap pears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Y... es Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local. Yes

The Trinity Lutheran congregation traces its routes back to the founding of Pacific Lutheran Academy, now known as Pacific Lutheran University. Though the Congregation was founded officially began on August 1 9 1 9, It was preceded ir;] the location by Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1 893. The current site was used by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America founders while the current congregation merged with Zion Lutheran Congregation and the precepts of the Norewegian Lutheran Church. The preceding "Gray Church" and existing grounds were purchased from the Evangelicaf Lutheran Church by Trinity in 1 935. In 1 944 the congregation finished aggregating all of the land on the bfock. In 1 949 and 1 950 the Parish House and the Chapel were constructed. No contractor was hired but Church volunteers with a hired foreman completed the construction. The second phase designed by Architect John Richards of Lea, Pearson and Richards and dedicated on May 1 9, 1 957 of this construction program included new offices for pastors, secretary, parish work, sacristy, choir room and nursery on the main floof. The story 1 -1 /2 story addition also included 1 2 Sunday School room on the second floor. At the east end there was a structure that provided for a large kitchen, a 35' x 64' social hall and adjacent recreation area. A new boiler room was installed beneath the kitchen space to provide heating for the complex and the existing parish house. John Richards was selected for the work in 1 954. The new santuary was completed in 1 959. The last services in the old "Gray Church" were held on June 2, 1 957 The new 64' x 1 45' sanctuary was paid off in 1 971 . In the mean time the old parsonage had been moved to 1 1 9th and Park, sold and a new parsonage was built in 1 961 . During 1 993 the sanctuary's acoustic properties were improved through the addition of a new wall and finishes. The work was carried out by congregation volunteers, donated services and architectural firm BJSS Group and John Korsmo Construction. New side windows, lighting and other finishes were brought to the sanctuary, Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter: Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954 ) , Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956) , West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957) , Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence (1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965) , Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966). ďż˝

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Description of Physical Appearance

Trinity Lutheran Church

at 12 1 1 5 Park A ve S, Parkland {Tacoma, WA 98444-3629

Trinity Lutheran C hurch is a collection of rectilinear additions. The Belltower is the most westward of these building and and is connected directly to the sanctuary through a double story, clear glazed, modernist entrance. The gabled sanctuary runs north to south. With the bell tower at its southwest corner end. An image of Jesus with outstretched arms is executed in cast stone with a glazed background on the south brick clad gable of the sanctuary. The north end is a simple brick gable wall with with a circle and cross in differenetiated coursing from the surrounding masonry work. The sides of the sanctuary consist of rectangular masnory columns oriented to the south so as to admit light throug h spanning strips of glazing. The complex has to large courtyard adjoining the sanctuary to the west, a roofed collonade to the south, the parish house to the west and adminsitrative offices and school to the north. Between the adminsitrative office and school wing, there is located the kitchen and social hall and recreation areas. These enclose the flat roofed social hall 1 recreation in the area that would be a second courtyard. The whole of the block appears to be owned by the congregation and is bordered by Wheeler Street South. 1 2 1 st Street South, C Street South and Park Avenue South, just across from Mortvedt Library and the Pacific Lutheran University Campus.

Major Bibliographic References

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: PaCifiC Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, PaCifiC Lutheran University Press , Mlthun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; PaCific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/312 0 1 0 . http ://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors. htm l; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/31201 O. http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/201 O. http://com munities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd4003281 .aspx

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View of

Trinitv Lutheran Church

Partial South Elevation - covered walkway i n courlyard

at

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

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Partial North Elevation

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U PPER CAMPUS:

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PLU U PPER CAMPU S

T h e PLU U p per Campus i s com p rised o f fiftee n bui ldings t h a t form the traditional core o f t h e origi n a l ca m p us . U nti l t h e m iddle of t h e 20th ce ntury this portion o f the campus acco m m odated a l l the academic a nd resi dentia l growth of the U niversity. Ath l etic fie l ds that req uired l a rge open a reas were located o n the l owe r campus which is separated from the upper ca m p us by a ta l l b l uff . T h e upper cam pus co nta i ns a l l t h e struct u res that a re associated w ith t h e traditi o n a l ca m pus a n d a lso h a s e xtens ive a n d mature la ndsca pe. T h e cohesive w h o l e o f t h e u p p e r ca m p us is d u e to m a n y fa cto rs, i nc l u d i ng: •

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A l i mited site bordered by p u b l i c streets a n d a stee p b l uff . Common a n d u ndersta n d a bl e m assi ng. M ature a n d we l l placed la ndsca pe. Various l i n ked o utdoor s paces . Co m m o n materi a ls .

A l l these e l e m e nts a d d u p t o a memorable a nd positive i m p ressio n that reinfo rces t h e U nive rs ity as a s h e lteri ng a n d lea rni ng enviro n m e nt. The U pper Ca m pus i m p ri nts itself on the vis itor, the student a n d the a l u m ni in a favora ble light. The U nive rsity should be ve ry di lige nt a bout pres e rvi ng this a rea of the ca m p us a n d m a i ntai ning the histo ric character w h i l e sti l l i m p rovi ng the structu res a n d adding to the bui l d i ngs as required by the M aster P l a n . F UTU R E W ORK

The prese nt M aster P l a n ca l ls fo r the eventua l remova l of both the Wang Ce nte r and I ngram H a l l . Our conclusio ns a re the same from a historic prese rvation sta nd point, a n d the re p la cement structu res should be guided by the s pirit of the P reservation P l a n a nd M aster P l a n guideli nes . In addition to new structu res there a re p l a n n ed add itions a n d re novations of existi ng historic bui l d i ngs that should be reviewed with prese rvation in mind, incl udi ng Eastvo ld H a l l , Ha uge Ad ministration a n d M o rtvedt Library.

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U P P E R CA M PUS :

NATIONAL REGISTER

CATEGORY I

CATEGORY II

CATEGORY III

CATEGORY I V

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DESCRI PTION

HARSTAD HAll -189 1-1894 (Rittergrup-20101

H a rstad H a l l is the p r e m i e r b u i l d i ng o n the ca m p u s of Pacific Lutheran U n iversity, a major e d u ca ti o n a l i n stitution t h a t evolved fro m a n early academy d ed icated to t h e educatio n a l a n d c u lt u ra l needs of t h e region's N o rweg i a n Luthera n s . H a rstad H a l l was begun i n 1891 a n d o p e n fo r cl asses i n 1894. T h i s l a rge a n d i m p ressive brick maso n ry b u i l d i ng still d o m i n a tes the c a m p u s of P a c ific Luthera n U n iversity today i n m u ch t h e s a m e m a n n e r a s it d id a t t h e t i m e o f its construction a n d it re m a i n s t h e most s u bsta n t i a l h istoric st ructu re i n t h e vicin ity. H a rstad, wh ich i s t h e o n l y PLU struct u re o n the N a t i o n a l Register of H istoric P l a ces, i s one of t h e ea r l i est l a rge b u i l d i ngs i n Pie rce County and rep resents a st u rd i n ess of design a n d p e r m a n ence. The b u i l d i n g is rigidly sym metrical consisting of a c e n t ra l five story block with fo u r story wings to the n o rt h a n d south. M a ssive roofs a d d a n a d d i t i o n a l two sto ries to t h e b u i l d i ng wh ich h a s its main e n t ra n ce t h ro u g h a n a rched p o rt a l on t h e east fa cade t h a t is o r n a m e n ted with radiating cast stone voussoirs. T h e p r i n c i p l e fl o o r s i t s a b ove a n e l evated basement l e v e l a n d i s reached by a wide fl ight of sta i rs t h a t desce n d from t h e e nt ra n ce p o rt a l to t h e g ro u n d . Ta l l f l a t a rc h w i n d ows a re regu l a rly spa ced a c ross every e l eva t i o n . A corbelled belt cou rse between t h e t h i rd a n d fo u rt h floors a n d t h e e l evated basement w i n d ows h ave text u red cast stone q u o i n s . The roof, with a cascade of h i pped forms p enetrated by h i pped d o r m e rs, c o n t rasts with H a rsta d ' s p l a i n w a l l s a n d s u ggests t h a t the a rc h itect 's i n s p i ration for t h e design lay with th aspects of 'J acobet h a n ' Revival p o p u l a r i n l a te 19 c e n t u ry America . I n the case of H a rstad, few structu res h ave m o re exactly m i rrored t h e i r use and h e ritage.

H ISTORY H a rsta d H a l l sits in a p leasant l a n d sca ped setti n g of l a wn s a n d matu re t rees. Ot h e r sch ool b u ild i n gs a re n e a rby, but i n age a n d sca le, H a rstad H a l l is u n i q u e on t h e Pacific lutheran U n iversity Ca m p u s . C h a n ge s to t h e b u i l d i ng h a ve been l i m ited; t h e most nota b l e is t h e a bsence of a l a rge octago n a l c u pola a n d its steeple w h i c h was d estroyed by fire i n 1942. E a rthquake d a mage h a s a lso resu lted i n the remova l of severa l ca refu l l y executed c h i m ney stacks, a nd now o n ly t hose on t h e south wing s u rvive. In the ea rly 1960's a s m a l l s i n gl e story b rick a d d it i o n was a d d ed to t h e west s i d e of t h e b u i l d i ng's north wing. This a d d it i o n h a s functions a s a recreation r o o m fo r t h e d o rm it o ry. I nt e r i o r c h a nges h ave b e e n few a n d t h e p l a n s u rvives l a rgely i ntact. W h i le some p o rt i o n s h a ve been modern ized, m u ch of t h e deco rative d e t a i l rem a i n s, a n d t h e wai nscoting, t ri m , a n d stai rway e l e me n ts rec a l l t h e origi n a l a ppea ra nce. N o n e o f t h e c h a n ge s m a d e over t h e l a st 1 2 0 yea rs h a ve redu ced t h e strength o f t h i s i m p ressive b u i l d i ng .

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

at 1 2 1 80 1 2 1 Sf S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Old Main

[LOCA TlON SECTIONI

OAHP No. :

Field Site No. 26

Common Name:

Histori c Name: Old Main Property Address: County

Pierce

Harstad Hall Comments: Quarter 32

1 2 1 80 1 2 1 St S. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98447

Township/Range/EW Section

1 14 Sec

09

T1 9R03E

1/4 1'/4 Sec

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

Acquisition Code: GPS

1 Easting : 542441

North ing: 522 1 530

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage

3 1 30000026

COLLEGE PLACE TO LAK E PARK: COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK HARSTAD HALL MAI N FLOOR CLASSROOMS S 260 FT OF N 360 FT OF B 88 LESS W 325 FT THEREOF SEG G 0200

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ilDENTIFICA TlON SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University Date Recorded : 3/1 /20 1 0

Field Recorder: Aaron Lemchen Owner's Name:

Owner Address :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue S

C ity/State/Zi p :

Parktand. Washington 98477

Resource Status

Classification: Building

National Register

Within a District? Yes Contributing?

Comments

Nominated 1 983

Yes

National Register Nomination:

Old Main Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name: 1 298

[ DESCRIPTION SECTION] Historic Use:

Education

Current Use:

Education - College

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Old Main

Changes to interior: Slight

Moderate

Changes to original cladding: Changes to windows:

Inlact

Extensive

Changes to other:

Brick - Common Bond

1 2 1 80 1 2 1 Sf 5, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Style

Form/Type

Tudor Jacobethan

Commercial - Campus

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None

[MARRA Tl VE SECTION Study Unit

Other

Education

Private College

Religion

Lutheran

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Roof Type

Asphalt I Compo si tion - Shingle

Brick

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Date Of Construction: Architect:

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1 89 1 - 1 894

August (J) F . Heide

Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Yes Property is located i n a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - National Yes

From National Register Nomination : Begun in 1 89 1 and open for classes in 1 894, Harstad Hall is a large and i m p ressive brick masonry building that dominates the campus of Pacific Lutheran University today in m uch the same manner as it did at the time of its construction. Located in the community of Parkland about six miles south of the center of Tacoma, it remains the most substantial historic structure in the vicinity. Harstad Hall is Significant as the premier building on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University, a major educational institution that evolved from an early academy dedicated to the educationat and cultural needs of the region's Norwegian Lutherans. The structure is also one of the earliest large buildings in Pierce County, and it represents a sturdiness of design and a commitment to permanence that heralded the development of the area. Current Research: A. J. Heide was a noted architect in Western Washingto during the period of Harstad's construction. His other works include the Butler-Jackson House ( 1 91 0) and Snohomish County Courthouse #1 ( 1 897) and #2 ( 1 909) in Everett. Another commission of his in Evererett was the Carnegie Public Library. In association with Emil DeNeuf, Heide is often credited with the Martin D . Ballard House( 1 900- 1 90 1 ) and and the Lohman Building #2 ( 1 902) in Seattle.

Description of Physical Appearance

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From National Register Nomination: Harstad Hall (72,000 square feet) is a rigidly symetrical building consisting of a central block of five stories with projecting four story wings to the north and south. Massive roofs add an additional two stories of height to Harstad Hall. The main entrance to the structure is through an arched portal on the east fagade that is ornamented with radiating cast stone vOlcJssoirs. The building's principle floor sits above an elevated basement level and is reached by a wide flight of stairs that descend from the entrance portal to the ground. Tall; flatarch windows are regularly spaced across every elevation. The building is rather severe and few decorative elements enliven the facades. There is a corbelled belt course between the third and fourth floors and the elevated basement windows have vermiculated cast stone quoins. The roof, with its cascade of hipped forms penetrated by hipped dormers, contrasts with Harstad's plain walls and suggests that the architect's inspiration Pri nted on

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for the design lay with aspects of Jacobethan Revival styles then gaining popularity for college building. Harstad Hall sits in a pleasant landscaped setting of lawns and trees. Other school buildings are nearby , but in age and scale, Harstad Hall is unique on the Pacilic Lutheran University Campus. Changes to the building have been limited. The most notable is the absence of a large octagonal cupola and its surmounting steeple which was destroyed by fire in 1 942. Earthquake damage resulted in the removal of several carefully executed chimney stacks, and now only those on the south wing survive. Recently, the original two-over-two double-hung sash were replaced with anodized aluminum sash on the ground and first floors, and plastic sash on the remaining floors ; most of the new sash is triple track. In the early 1 960's a small single story brick addition was added to the west side of the building's north wing. This addition has a shingled mansard rool and functions as a recreation room for the dormitory. Interior changes have been few and the plan survives largely intact. Early in its occupancy, the building featured extensive stenciling on ceilings and the walls above the wainscot. An elevator was added in 1 946, and in 1 958, concrete stairwells were built on the north and south ends of the building. While some portions have been modernized, much of the decorative detail remains, and wainscoting, trim, and stairway eternents recall the original appearance.

Major Bibliographic References

Page 3 01 3

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, hllp://search.tacomapubliclibrary .org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. . Lutheran University Press ; Mlthun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006 ; Pacific Lutheran Educating For Service: PacifiC Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific University. Accessed 2/7/2 0 1 0 . "PLU Timeline". hllp://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timelinel; Pierce County Assessor; Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD). "Architects Heide, August." Accessed 5/10/201 O. hllps:lldigital.iib.washington.edu/architect/architectsl24591.

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MORTVEDT LIB RARY 1967/87 ( Rittergrup-2010) -

DESC R I PTION The 9 1 , 40 0 s q u a re foot Rob ert. A. L. M o rtvedt l i b ra ry i s l ocated at the n o rt h east corner of the P L U c a m p u s a n d is b o rd e red by 1 2 1 st Street S o u t h o n t h e n o rth, P a rk Aven u e S o u t h o n t h e East . Tri n i ty Luth era n sa n c t u a ry is located a c ross t h e street d u e ea st, H a rstadt H a l l to t h e south, Xavier H a l l to t h e southwest a n d H a uge Ad m i n istra t i o n b u i l d i n g to t h e west. The i rreg u l a rly s h a ped rect i l i ne a r b u i l d i n g c o n s ists of ru n n i ng b o n d b r i c k veneer c l a d d i n g a ltern a t i n g w i t h t h e a rt i c u l a ted pre-cast c o n c rete c l a d d i n g a t t h e f l o o r l i n e s a n d expressed as a frieze at t h e pa ra pet. W i n d ows a re fra med i n precast c o nc rete. T h e b u i l d i ng is typi c a ďż˝ o f c a m p u s brutal ist design i n t h e 1 960s, w h i c h tried to m i mic, often u n su ccessfully, t h e d esigns o f M a rc e l Breuer, L e Corbusier a n d L o u i s Ka h n w h i c h re p l aced t h e fi n e steel w o r k a n d a l most flat c u rt a i n wa l l s with rough cast c o n crete. T h e main odd ity of the l i b r a ry i s t h a t it was i n it i a l ly two stories a n d h a d a t h i rd story a d d e d i n 1 987. T h e l i b ra ry is consi dered a co n t ri b u t i n g struct u re to t h e u p p e r c a m pus a n d ma n a ges t o hold its corner gra cefu l ly d u e to its massing and brick veneer p a n e l s .

H I STORY Th e l i b ra ry i s t h e secon d l i b ra ry b u i l d i ng on c a m p u s a n d was n a med in h o n o r of Robert A. L . M o rtvedt, P a cific L u t h e ra n U n iversity P resident from 1 9 6 2 to 1 969. M o rtvedt witn essed major c u l t u ra l c h a nges t h a t occu rred o n c a m p u s d u ri n g h is presiden cy. T h e new l i b ra ry m a rked a n expa n s i o n of l i b ra ry services a n d st i l l a n ot h e r i n d ication t h a t P L U was c o m m itted to expa n s i o n of the Parkla n d ca m p u s . D esigned by B i n d o n & Wright i n 1966 it w a s p a rt o f t h e Post-World Wa r

I I expa n s i o n o f t h e u n iversity t h a t m a kes u p t h e

majority o f t h e b u i l d i ngs o n c a m p u s to t h is d a y . T h e a rt i c u l ated pre-cast c o n c rete a n d m a s o n ry veneer

exterior was t h e first b ru ta l ist vers i o n of modernism for t h e upper c a m p u s . B u i lt i n two stages, t h e first two floors were b u i l t in 1 966 a n d the t h i rd floor was added in 1 986-87 a n d designed by URS Arch itect u re . The a rc h itect u re f i r m of B i n d o n & W r i g h t was fo rmed b y Leo n a rd W . B i n d o n ( 1899-?) a n d J o h n LeBarron

Wright ( 1 9 16-?), a s u ccessor of Seattle a rc h itect u ra l firm, Bebb & j o n es, itself a su ccesso r to the fi rm of Bebb & G o u l d designers for m a n y of t h e b u i l d i ngs o n t h e U n iversity of Washi ngton Ca m p u s, i n c l u d i n g a n

a d d it i o n t o t h e U n iversity o f W a s h i n gt o n ' s Suzzlo L i b ra ry i n 1963. Other n ota b l e b u i l d i ngs i n c l u d e d t h e M u sic B u i l d i n g at Western Washi ngton College ( U n iversity) ( 1939), b y B i n d o n , The N o rton B u i l d i n g ( 1 9 5 9 ) w i t h S k i d m o re, Owings a n d M e rri l l a n d t h e second downtown Seattle Libra ry ( 1 960) . T h e U R S Corpora t i o n i s b e s t k n o w n f o r its gove r n m e n t a n d i n stit utio n a l w o r k a n d was fo u n ded i n 1951 a n d i n corporated i n 1 9 5 7 a s B ro a dview Researc h . I n 1967 i t shifted it services to b e c o m e a m u lt i d i sc i p l i n a ry p rofessi o n a l services firm.

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at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, # 1 4, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Robert A. L. Mortvedt Librarv

Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILOCA TlON SECTION I

Field Site No, �

OAHP No , : Common Name:

Robert A. L. Mortvedt Librarv

Historic Name:

Property Address:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, # 1 4, Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Township/Range/EW Section

County

1 14 Sec

Comments:

1 /4 1 14 Sec

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

09

T1 9R03na

Pierce

Robert A. L. Mortvedt Librarv

Zone: .1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

31 30000022

COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK: COLLEGE P LACE TO LAKE PARK LIBRARY L 16 THRU 24 B 2 ALSO ARMOUR ADD L 16 THRU 24 B 19 TOG,W PART ST VAC SEG G 0200

[IDENTIFICA TlON SECTION 1

Northing: 5221 652

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage .L..ill

Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran U niversity

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/StatelZi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 180 Park Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98477

Classification: Building

Acquisition Code: GPS

1 Easting: 542396

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/Inventory

Within a District? Contributing? National Register Nominatio n :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomi nation N.am e :

!DESCRIPTION SECTION I Historic Use :

Education - College

Current Use:

t:ducation - CQllege

Plan: luegular Structural System : Changes to plan:

No. of Stories:

Changes to i nterior: Moderate

Moderate Moderate

Changes to other:

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I ntact

Robert A. L. Mortvedt Librarv

Concrete - Poured

Veneer - Brick Concrete

INARRA TIVE SECTION

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt I Composition - Built Up

Date Of Construction: Architect:

Study Unit

Other

Education

Private College

Builder:

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer:

Religion

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, # 1 4, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Other (specify): Foundation

Cladding

at

Lutheran

Flat with Parapet

1 966, 1 987

Bindon & Wright. URS Corporation

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine P roperty is l ocated i n a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Mortvedt Library is significant as the second building on campus devoted to being a library, Named in honor of Robert A, L, Mortvedt, Pacific Lutheran U niversity President from 1 962 to 1 969. He presided over the campus as major cultural changes occurred on campus and larger society as whole. Its construction marked an expansion of library capabilities, Designed by Bindon & Wight, the building is one of the few buildings on upper campus not designed by Lea, Pearson and Richards, With its construction in 1 966, it was part of the dramatic Post-World War II expansion of the university that make up the majority of the buildings on campus to serve the Baby Boom generation, Its articulated pre-cast concrete and masonry veneer exterior heralded in the brutalist version of modernism for the campus, The first two floors were orginal, the third floor was added in 1 98687 and designed by Architects from the URS corporation, The architecture firm of Bindon & W right was formed by Leonard W, Bindon ( 1 899-?) and John LeBarron Wright ( 1 9 1 6-?), a successor of Seattle architectural firm , Bebb & Jones , itself a successor to the firm of Bebb & Gould designers for many of the buildings on the University of Washington Campus, including an addition to the U niversity of Washington's Suzzlo Library in 1 963, Other notable buildings included the Music Building at Western Washington College (University) ( 1 939) , by Bindon, The Norton Building ( 1 959) with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and the second downtown Seattle Library ( 1 960), The URS corporation is a multidisciplinary design frim best known for its government and institutional work. Its oldest predessor firm was founded in 1 904, and the firm itself was founded in 1 95 1 and incorporated in 1 957 as Broadview Research, In 1 967 it shifted it services to become a multidisciplinary profess ional services firm ,

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

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The 9 1 ,400 square foot Robert. A, L, Mortvedt library is located at the northeast corner of campus, It is bordered by 1 2 1 st Street South on the north, Park Avenue South on Ihe East along with Trinity Lutheran Church, Harstadt to the south, Xavier Hall to the southwest and Hauge Administration building to the west. The irregularly shaped rectilinear building consists of running bond brick veneer cladding alternating with the articulated pre-cast concrete cladding at the floor lines, A concrete or stucoo paprapet is expressed as a frieze, Windows are framed cast stone 1 precast concrete.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0 , Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http ://search,tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun, October 2006, Campus Master Plan October 2006 ; Pacific Lutheran U niversity, Accessed 217/20 1 0, "PLU Timeline". http ://www,plu.edul-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; DOCOMOMO W EWA, Accessed 5/5/201 0, http://www,docomomo-wewa,org/architects_detail.php?id=43; U RS Corporation, Accessed 5/5/2 0 1 0 , http://www,urscorp.com,

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H I NDERLIE HAll - 1954 (Rittergrup 2010)

DESCRIPTION The 34,000 sq u a re foot H i n d e rl i e H a l l i s a t h ree sto ry T-s h a ped b u i l d i n g centered on a N orth -South axis with Ordal H a l l and l ocated o n t h e edge of t h e b l uff t h a t sepa rates t h e Upper Ca m p u s from the Lower Ca m p u s . H i n d e r l i e H a l l fo rms one wa l l of a l a rge c o u rt with Hong H a l l and Kreidler H a l l ; the two L-s h a ped b u i l d i ngs a re located o n e i t h e r side of t h e axis between H i nderJie H a l l and Ordal H a l l . T h is e n s e m b l e of residence h a l l s b reaks u p t h e western p o rtion of t h e upper ca m p u s into d iscrete but con nected o utdoor rooms. H i n d e r l i e H a l l is s h eathed i n a ru n n i ng bond m a s o n ry ve neer and t h e w i n d ows appear to be the o rigi n a l metal fra m e a n d sa s h . The o rigi n a l roofs were fl a t but were rep l a ced with a hip roof i n t h e l a st 30 yea rs. H i n d e r l i e H a l l i s a contri buting structure to the overa l l t ra d itio n a l a rra ngement of the PLU u p per campus. The flat roofed ve rsion of t h i s comp lex wou l d have been eligible for the National Register i n 2007 and would l i kely h a ve been n o m i n a ted due to t h e i r significa n ce a s exa m p les of modern post WW II d esign by a nota ble Tacoma firm. H owever, due to c h a nges i n sentiment and mec h a n i c a l fa i l u re, the roof struct u res w e re c h a nged from fl a t to hip o n all t h ree b u i l d ings. 'By the time t hese a ltered b u i l d i ngs reach t h e 50 year mark they may o n ce a ga i n be e l i g i b l e for n o m i n a t i o n to t h e N a t i o n a l Registe r .

HISTORY O rig i n a l ly named South H a l l when it was b u i lt in 1954, the b u i l d i ng was r e n a m ed H i nd erlie H a l l in 1966 to h o n o r Berent and Ragna H i n d e rl i e . I n 1924 Berent H i nderlie joi ned the staff of PLU a s a J a n itor a n d worked for P L U u nt i l h i s reti rement i n 1955. Origi n a l ly designed a s a women's o n ly d o rmitory, t h e b u i l d i n g h o u sed men d u ri n g the 1 9 8 0 ' s a n d t h e n w e n t c o e d i n 1 9 9 3 . I n 1958, PLU President Seth C l a re n c e a n d M rs. Eastvo l d c e l e b rated thei r 40th wed d i n g a n n iversa ry b y gift i n g a n outdoor i n-gro u n d swi m mi n g pool to t h e school. I t was l ocated between H i n d e r l i e Hall and Eastvold Chapel and was d u b b ed "Seth ' s Pool". I t h a d a b u b b l e sha ped p l a st i, c r o o f that could be erected a ro u n d it d u r i n g bad weather. T h e p o o l was removed when t h e swi m m i n g pool b u i lt next to the gym n a s i u m . H i n derlie H a l l i s representative of t h e l a rge post WW I I e x p a n s i o n that w e n t o n at collegiate e d u ca ti o n a l fac i lities t h roughout the U n ited States. H ,i n d e r l i e H a l l a l so p l ays a key p a rt i n fo r m i n g d i screte outdoor spa ces and m a i nta i n i n g a coh esive c a m p u s ba sed o n ma ssi ng, s i t i n g a n d c o m m o n m a te ri a ls. Th e architect, Lea, Pearson a n d R i c h a rds, was a Ta coma based fi rm com posed of three p a rtners : Cha rles W i n t h ro p Lea, J r. ( 1903 - 1990), C h a r l es T h eo d o re Pea rson ( 1905 - 1994) a n d J o h n G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1908 - 1985 ) . The offi ce was started in 1937 a n d was the l a rgest firm i n Tacoma for m a n y d e ca d es. Th e fi rm d i d a l most all t h e bu ild ings i n t h e Upper Ca m p u s a n d m a n y i n t h e rower; some e x a m p les i n c l u d e M e m o r i a l G y m ( 1947) a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947).

PLU H I STO RIC RESOURCE I N V E NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #24, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

South Hall

ILOCA T/ON SECTIONI

OAHP No, :

Field Site No. 24

Common Name:

South Hall

Histor ic Name:

Property Add ress:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #24, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Township/Range/EW Section

County

1 /4 Sec

Comments:

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T 1 9 R03na

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Hinderlie Hall

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q Spatial Type: Point 1 Eastin g : 542 1 80

Acquisition Code:

Sequence: Plat/Block/Lot

9 1 750000 1 4

H I N DERLI E HALL BLK A LESS N 200 FT THEREOF LESS W 21 5 FT THE REOF LESS FOLL COM AT SE COR OF BLK A TH W 75 FT TO POB TH N 1 40 FT TH W 1 00 FT TH S 1 40 FT TH E 1 00 FT TO POB INCL PART ST VAC SEG G 0200

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Acreage 3 , 29

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran U niversity Date Recorded :

3/1 /201 0

Field Recorder:

J i m McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S

Parkland, WA 98477

Classificatio n : Building

Unknown

North ing: 5221 568

Supplemental Map(s)

Tax No.lParcel No.

[iiENTIFICA TION SECTION

Quarter 4 1 UNIVERSITY AMDY A D D TO PARKLAN D : UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND

Resource Status

Comments

Surveyllnventorv

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IDESCRIPTION SECTIOďż˝ Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Changes to plan :

Changes to interior: Unknown

Slight

Changes to original cladding: Changes to windows:

at 12 180 Park A ve S, #24, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

South Hall

Intact

Moderate

Changes to other:

Concrete - Poured

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Modern

Commercial - Campus

Other (specify) : Foundation

Cladding

Intact

Form/Type

Style

INARRATIVE SECTION J

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition

Date Of Construction :

Study Unit

Other

Education

Private College

Religion

Lutheran

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Architect:

Hip - Cross Hipped 1 954

Lea. Pearson & Richards, Tacoma

Bui lder: Bennett-Campbell I nc, Seattle Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local): P roperty potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Hinderlie Hall is representative of the dramatic Post World War II expansion that went on at both public and privately operated collegiate educational facilities throughout the United States. It was designed by Lea, Pearson and Richards, who were responsible for designing most of the buildings on Pacific Lutheran University's ( PLU) upper campus, Hinderlie plays a key part with other works by the firm in forming outdoor spaces. Originally designed as a women's only dormitory, the building housed men during the 1 980's and the dormitory went coed in 1 993. Originally named South Hall when it was built in 1 954, the building was renamed Hinderlie Hall in 1 966 to honor Berent and Ragna Hinderlie. In 1 924 Berent Hinderlie joined the staff of PLU as a Janitor and worked for PLU until his retirement in 1 955. The buildings included a novel heating system for each dormitory room which provided independent control of fresh air supply and a personal clothes dryer using a hotwater system. Each dormitory was also furnished with a telephone and tackboards. North (Hong Hall) and South ( Hinderlie) were contstructed at the same time, by the same architect and contractors. Groundbreaking exercises for the new dormitories were held on Founders Day October, 1 953. Dr. Philip E. Hauge, a prominent professor and campus leader delivered the address. According to the program from the even both cornerstones contained the following: 1 . Record of the meeting 0 1, the Board of Trustees, May 6, 1 954, . Which includes all names of administration, facuity, staff and employees with financial reports, salary schedule, enrollment trends, program of nursing, Articles of I ncorpation and By-Laws, minutes of the Board of Trustees and names of the members of the Board of Trustees; 2. Tacoma News Tribune, May 6, 1 954; 3. il. College Catalogue 1 954-55, which includesnames of all students attending school and names of candidates for graduation, 1 954; 4: 'Sl:l m mer School Bulletin, 1 954; 5. Education for Youth Bulletin; 6. Mooring Mast; April 30, 1 954; 7. "Let Us Go to Chapel. " ; 8. Rules Used i n . The Present Dormitories ; 9. President's Report to the Fa culty,September, 1 953; 1 0. President's Annual Report; 1 1 . Brochure, "Non-Tax Supported Colleges and U niversities in Washington, 1 954."; 1 2. Appeal and Resolutions for Spokane College property; 1 3. PLC Bulletin for March, 1 954; 1 4. Drama-Music Festival Program, May 6-9, 1 954; 1 5. Build for Character Bulletin; 1 6. Western Lutheran, May, 1 954; 1 7. Lutheran Herald, Christian Education issue, April 20, 1 954 (E.L.C.) ; 1 8. Lutheraneren, April 28, 1 954 (E. L.C.); 1 9. Stewardship Digest, May 1 954 (ELC); 20. News Bulletin, W . M . F . , May, 1 954; 21 . Our Young People, Sunday School paper, May, 1 954; 22. The Lutheran Teacher, April,_ 1 954; 23. The Lutheran Companion (Augustana Synod) ; 24. The Bible Banner. (L. B . I . ) ; 25. The National Lutheran (March-April) ; 26. Catalogue ( 1 954-55) Luther Theological Seminary ,St. Paul, Minn.; 27. U. S. News and World Report, May, ; 1 954; 28. College Song Book; 29. PLC literature for advancement of the financing of the new buildings,with pledge blank.; 30. Lutheran S tan dar d, May I, 1 954 (A.L.C . ) ; 3 1 . 0 N E , May 1 954. ; 32 .. Lutheran Missionary, W . M . F . , April, 1 954. (A.L.C.); 33. Luther Memorial Messenger, Tacoma, 1 954. (A.L.C.); 34. The Christian Century, April 21 , 1 954. ; 35. The Lutheran, May 5, 1 954. ( U . L . C . ) ; 36. The Lutheran Messenger, May 1 954.(Free Church); 37. The Ansgar Lutheran, May, 1 954. ( U . E.L.C. ) . ; 38. American Lutheran, May, 1 954. ( Missouri Synod). ; 39. The Bible.

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

South Hall

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1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #24, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Contractors included general contractor Bennett Campbell, I nc, of Seattle, mechanical contractor Stoker Engineering Company of Tacoma, electrical contractor Connors Electric Company of Tacoma, Fixed furnishings were carried out by Tech-Craft, Inc of Tacoma. Other subcontractors included Acoustical Tile--Noise Control, Seattle; Aluminum an d Steel Windows--Fentron Industries, Inc, Seattle; Asphalt Tile and Rugs-- Stebner's, Tacoma; Bar Joist--Arcweld Manufacturing Co. , Seattle; Ceramic Tile--Pacific Art Tile , Tacoma; Acme Granite and Tile, Seattle; Concrete Work-George Madsen Co., Tacoma; Erection--Arthur Fralick Co. , Seattle, Excavation--Harrison Bros.Tacoma. ; Finish Hardware--Washington Hardware, Tacoma; Furniture--Schoenfeld's, ; Tacoma, Bon Marche, Seattle; Glass and Glazing--W. P. Fuller & Co., Tacoma; Kitchen Units--Food S e rvice Installations, Tacoma, Masonry--Carl Nelson; Tacoma; Metal Door Frames and' Lockers--Bran B u rtch Co. , Seattle; Millwork--Tacoma Millwork, Tacoma; Miscellaneous Metal-­ Century Metal Work, Inc. Seattle; Modernfold Doors--De Partee Co., Seattle; Paintlng--Reliance Painting Co., Tacoma; Plastering--Fred Stabbert Co. Inc, Tacoma; Reinforcing Steel--J . D. English Steel Co., Tacoma; Roads--Woodworth & Company, Inc.; Tacoma; Roof and Sheet Metal--Mark Mitchell Roofing Co. ; Tacoma; Structural Steel--Bethlehem; Pacific Coast Steel Corp.Seattle; Terrazzo--John Bandini, Seattle; Toilet Partitions--Fryer Knowles Co., Seattle; Trunk Lift--Montgomery Elevator Co. , Seattle. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners : Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and el ected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hal l now named I ngram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960) . Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966). In 1 958, PLU President Seth Clarence and Mrs. Eastvold celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by gifting a an outdoor in-ground swimming pool to the school. It was located between Hinderlie Hall and Eastvold Chapel. It was dubbed "Seth ' s Pool" and had a bubble shaped plastic roof that could be erected around it during bad weather; inflatable structure? The pool has since been removed .

Description of Physical Appearance

Hinderlie Hall is a 34,000 square foot T-sh ped building located on a North-Soulh axis with Ordal Hall and on the edge of upper campus above lower campus. Hong and Kreidle are L-shaped residence halls located on either side of this axis respectively. All four buildings were designed by Lea, Pearson & Richards. The arrangment breaks up this western portion of campus into discrete but connected outdoor rooms. Hinderlie is also bordered by Eastvold to the East, Mary Baker Russell Music Hall to the West along with one of the larger openspaces on lower campus to the south along with Foss Hall.

The building is sheathed in a running bond masonry veneer. The windows appear to be original and are of Aluminum frame and sash construction, with a continous vertical curtain wall at stairwells with storefront type door at the ground level. The building is steel framed with what appear to be bar or similar truss joist. Originally the roofs were flat, but they were covered with a hip roof for practical reasons.

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/31201 0 . http://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors.html; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/31201 O . http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.orglobits/browseobits.asp; American I nstitute of Architects. Accessed 5/31201 O . http://commu nities.aia.org/sites/hdoaalwiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd4003281 .aspx; Tacoma News Tribune. 1 0/ 1 3/1 954. "North, South Halls newest units in PLC building program", "PLC dormitories dedication highlights 60 years of progress","Pacific Lutheran Dormitories to be Formally Dedicated", "Heating Plant Ultra Modern"; PLU Archives 8/30/1 955 "List of Contractors for the New Residence Halls" , 5/711 954, Pacific Lutheran College. "Program at the Laying of the Cornerstones of the Two New Dormitories", 8/30/1 955. PLU, Secretary to the President, Bonnie Wigen."List of Contractors for the New Residence Halls."

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at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #24, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Additional Photos for: South Hall

View of

Hinderlie Hall - East Elevation

ta.ken 3/1/201 0

View of

Hinderlie Hall .

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Hong,Hall with Kreidler Hall in the distance looking Northwest

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HONG RESIDENCE HALL 1954 ( Rittergrup-2010) -

DESCRIPTION 29,600 s q u a re foot H on g H a l l is a t h ree story L-s h a ped b u i l d i n g l ocated t o the east of a N o rt h -South axis between H i n d e r l i e a n d Ordal H a l l s . Kre i d l e r hall is t o t h e west of t h e axis a n d a m i rror image of H ong. To t h e n o rth a re Ordal, a n d Stuen H a l ls, H a uge t o t h e n ortheast, Xavi e r t o t h e east, Eastvold t o the southeast, Foss Hall to t h e fa r south and H i nderlie t o t h e sou t h . The b u i l d i n g is sheathed i n a r u n n i n g b o n d maso n ry veneer. T h e site design breaks u p t h e western portion o f t h e u p p e r c a m p u s i n t o d iscrete but con nected outdoor rooms. The b u i l d i n g i s s h eathed i n a r u n n i n g bond masonry veneer. The w i n d ows a p pear t o be t h e orig i n a l metal fra me a n d sash with a continuous vertical c u rt a i n w a l l a t sta i rwells a n d over t h e storefront e n try d oo rs a t t h e g r o u n d leve l . Th e origi n a l roof w a s f l a t b u t replaced w i t h a h i p roof in the l a st

30 years. H o n g H a l l is one of t h ree resi d e n ce h a l l s that fo rm a l a rge d iscrete c o u rt that con n e cts

back t o the m a i n u p per c a m p u s wa l kway. H o n g H a l l is a contributing structu re to the overa l l t r a d i t i o n a l a r ra ngement of t h e P L U u p per c a m p u s . T h e f l a t roofed version of t h i s c o m p l e x would h a ve been eligible for t h e N a t i o n a l Register i n

2004 a n d would l i kely been n o m i n a ted d ue to their sign ificance a s exa mples of

modern post WW II d esign by a n ot a b l e Ta coma firm. H owever, due to c h a nges i n sentiment and mec h a n i c a l fa i l u re, t h e roof stru ctu res were c h a nged from fl a t to hip o n all t h ree b u i l d i ngs. By t h e t i m e t hese b u i l d i ngs r e a c h t h e

50 y e a r mark w i t h t h e n e w roof struct u re t h ey m a y o n ce a ga i n be e l i g i b l e for

n o m i n ation to the N a t i o n a l Register.

H ISTORY Origi n a l ly n a med N o r t h H a l l, H o n g H a l l was ren a m ed for N i ls J. H o ng, Professor of E n g l i s h a n d president of P L U from

1897 to 1918. H o n g H a l l is representat ive of t h e d ra m atic Hong H a l l is representative of the

l a rge post World W a r II expansion that went o n at both p u b l i c and p rivate l y owned c o l l eg i a te educational fa c i l ities t h ro u g h o u t t h e U n ited States. Designed by Lea, Pea rson a n d R i c h a rds, ( responsible for designing most of t h e b u i l d i ngs o n t h e Pa cific Lutheran U n iversity's u p p e r ca m p u s ) H o n g H a l l p l ays a key pa rt, with other resi d e n ce h a l l s d es i gned by t h e fi rm, i n fo r m i n g d i screte outdoor spa ces a n d m a i n t a i n i ng a coh esive c a m p u s by the use of fo rmal geometry, massing and common materials. The a rc h itects, Lea, Pea rson & Richa rds, were a Ta coma based fi rm com posed of t h ree p a rt n e rs : C h a r l es W i n t h ro p Lea, J r.

C h a rles Theodore Pearson

(1903 - 1990), ( 1905 - 1994) and J o h n G reenway Rich a rd s ( 1908 - 1985 ). The office was

started in

1937 a n d was the l a rgest fi rm in Ta coma for many d ecades. The fi rm did a l most a l l the b u i l d i n gs (1947) a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947). in t h e U p pe r C a m p u s a n d m a ny in t h e lower; some exa m p les i n c l u d e Memorial Gym

P L U H ISTO R I C RESO U RCE I N V E NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

North Hall

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North Hall

Historic Name:

Pro perty Add ress:

Comments:

1 /4 Sec

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T 1 9 R03na

Pierce

Hong Hall Dormitorv

1 21 80 Park Ave S, #2 1 , Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Township/Range/EW Section

County

1 2 180 Park A ve 5, #21, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q

Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

1 Easting : 542226

Plat/Block/Lot

91 7500001 2

U N I V E RS ITY AMDY ADD TO PARKlAND:,U N I V E RSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND HONG HAll N 200 FT OF BlK A EXC W 325 FT THEREOF INCl PART ST VAC SEG G 0200

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Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University Date Recorded :

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific lutheran University

1 21 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classification: Building

Unknown

North i n g : 5221 634

S u pplemental Map(s)

Tax No.lParcel No.

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Acqu isition Code:

Resource Status

3/1 /20 1 0

Comments

Survey/l nventorv

With i n a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomi nati on:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

[DESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education , College

Current Use:

Education , College

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Hong Hall , Entrance looking Southeast

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Steel Changes to interior: Unknown

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Moderate

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Modern

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Changes to windows:

Unknown

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #2 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

North Hall

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New roof type

Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Brick Glass - Curtain Wall

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Study Unit

Other

Education

Private College

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Roof Type

Asphalt I Composition

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1 954

Lea, Pearson & Richards, Tacoma

Builder: Bennett-Campbell, Inc.. Seattle

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Engineer:

P roperty appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential hi storic district (National andlor local): Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National andlor local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Originally named North Hall, Hong Hall was renamed for Nils J. Hong, Professor of English and president of PLU from 1 897 to 1 91 8 . Hong Hall is representative of the dramatic Post World War II expansion that went on at both public and privately owned collegiate educational facilities throughout the United States and at Pacific Lutheran University. Hong Hall was designed by Tacoma Firm Lea, Pearson and Richards, who were responsible for designing most of the buildings on Pacific Lutheran U niversity's (PLU) upper campus, Hong plays a key part with other buildings by the firm in forming outdoor spaces. The buildings included a novel heating system for each dormitory room which included independent control of fresh air supply and a personal clothes dryer using a hot water. The dormitories also were originally furnished with a telephone and tack boards. North (Hong Hall) and South (Hinderlie) were constructed at the same time, by the same architect and contractors. Groundbreaking exercises for the new dormitories were held on Founders Day October, 1 953. Dr. Philip E . Hauge, a prominent professor and campus leader delivered the address. According to the program from the event, both cornerstones contained the following: 1 . Record of the meeting of the Board of Trustees, May 6, 1 954, Which includes all names of administration, faculty, staff and employees with financial reports, salary schedule, enrollment trends, program of nursing, Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, minutes of the Board of Trustees and names of the m embers of the Board of Trustees; 2 . Tacoma News Tribune, May 6, 1 954 ; 3. i!. College Catalogue 1 954-55, which includes names of all students attending school and names of candidates for graduation, 1 954 ; 4: 'Summer School Bulletin, 1 954; 5. Education for Youth Bulletin ; 6. Mooring Mast; April 30, 1 954; 7. "Let Us Go to Chape!. " ; 8. Rules Used in . The Present Dormitories; 9. President's Report to the Faculty, September, 1 953; 1 0. President's Annual Report; 1 1 . Brochure, "Non-Tax Supported Colleges and Universities in Washington, 1 954. " ; 1 2. Appeal and Resolutions for Spokane College property; 1 3. PLC Bulletin for March, 1 954; 1 4 . Drama-Music Festival Program , May 6-9, 1 954 ; 1 5. Build for Character Bulletin; 1 6 . Western Lutheran, May, 1 954; 1 7. Lutheran Herald, Christian Educalion issue, April 20, 1 954 (E.L.C.); 1 8. Lutheraneren, April 28, 1 954 (E.L.C . ) ; 1 9 . Stewardship Digest, May 1 954 (ELC) ; 20. News Bulletin, W.M.F., May, 1 954; 21 . Our Young People, Sunday School paper, May, 1 954; 22. The Lutheran Teacher, April 1 954; 23. The Lutheran Companion (Augustana Synod); 24. The Bible Banner. ( L.B.!.); 25. The National Lutheran (March-April); 26. Catalogue ( 1 954-55) Luther Theological Seminary ,St. Paul , Minn . ; 27. U . S. News and World Report, May,; 1 954; 28. College Song Book; 29. PLC literature for advancement of the financing of the new buildings, with pl'edge blan k . ; 30. Lutheran Standard, May I , 1 954 (A.L.C.); 31 . 0 N E, May 1 954.; 32 .. Lutheran Missionary, W . M . F . , April, 1 954. (A.L.C.); 33. Luther Memorial Messenger, Tacoma, 1 954. (A.L.C.); 34. The Christian Century, April 21 , 1 954. ; 35. The Lutheran, May 5, 1 954. ( U . L.C.); 36. The Lutheran Messenger, May 1 954. ( Free Church); 37. The Ansgar Lutheran, May, 1 954. ( U . E.L.C.).; 38. American Lutheran, May, 1 954. (Missouri Synod) . ; 39. The Bible. Contractors included general contractor Bennett Campbell, I nc, of Seattle, m echanical contractor Stoker Engineering Company of Tacoma, electrical contractor Connors E l ectric Company of Tacoma, Fixed furnishings were carried out by Tech-Craft, Inc of Tacoma. Other subcontractors included Acoustical Tile--Noise Control, Seattle; Aluminum and

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

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Steel Windows--Fentron Industries, I nc, Seattle; Asphalt Tile and Rugs-- Stebner's, Tacoma; Bar Joist--Arcweld Manufactu ring Co. , Seattle; Ceramic Tile--Pacific Art Tile , Tacoma; Acme Granite and Tile, Seattle; Concrete work-George Madsen Co., Tacoma; Erection--Arthur Fralick Co., Seattle, Excavation--Harrison Bros.Tacoma.; Finish Hardware--Washington Hardware, Tacoma; Furniture--Schoenfeld's, ; Tacoma, Bon Marche, Seattle; Glass and Glazing--W. P . Fuller & Co., Tacoma; Kitchen Units--Food Service Installations, Tacoma, Masonry--Carl Nelson; Tacoma; Metal Door Frames and Lockers--Bran Burtch Co. , Seattle; Millwork--Tacoma Millwork, Tacoma Miscellaneous Metal--Century Metal Work, Inc. Seattle; Modernfold Doors--De Partee Co. , Seattle; Paintlng--Reliance Painting Co., Tacoma; Plastering--Fred Stabbert Co. I nc, Tacoma; Reinforcing Steel--J . D. English Steel Co., Tacoma; Roads--Woodworth & Company, Inc.; Tacoma; Roof and Sheet Metal--Mark Mitchell Roofing Co. ; Tacoma; Structural Steel--Bethlehem; Pacific Coast Steel Corp.Seattle; Terrazzo--John Bandini, Seattle; Toilet Partitions--Fryer Knowles Co., Seattle; Trunk Lift--Montgomery Elevator Co. , Seattle. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners; Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include; Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hall now named I ngram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957) , Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966).

Description of Physical Appearance

29,600 square foot Hong Hall is an L-shaped building located to the east of a North-South axis between Hinderlie and Ordal Halls. Kreidler hall is to the west of the axis and a mirror image of Hong. To the north are Ordal, and Stuen Halls, Hauge to the northeast , Xavier to the east, Eastvold to the southeast, Foss Hall to the far south and Hinderlie to the near south. The arrangement breaks up this western portion of campus into discrete but connected outdoor rooms. Hinderlie is also bordered by Eastvold to the East, Mary Baker Russell Music Hall to the West along with one of the larger open spaces on lower campus to the south along with Foss Hall.

I Major Bibliographic References

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The building is sheathed in a running bond masonry veneer. The windows appear to be original and are of metal frame and sash construction, with a continuous vertical curtain wall at stairwells with a storefront type entry door at the ground level. Originally the roofs were flat, but they were covered with a hip roof for practical reasons.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http;//search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service; Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http;//www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3/20t o . http;//www.aiasww.org/membership/honors.html ; Tacom a Public Library Accessed 5/3/201 O. http;//search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/201 O. http;//communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaalwiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd400328 1 .aspx; Tacoma News Tribune. 1 0/ 1 3/1 954. "North, South Halls newest " " ' " 10 PLe b"Udlog p"gcam', "PLe doml"ri" d'dl<aboo hlghllgh" 60 Y"" 01 pcog""', 'Poe'"ďż˝ L"lh"", DocmUori" '0 b, Foem.'y Dodl,,,od', "H"bog PI"" Ult" Modern"; PLU Archives 8/30/1 955 "List of Contractors for the New Residence Halls", 5/7/1 954, Pacific Lutheran College. "Program at the Laying of the Cornerstones of the Two New Dormitories", 8/30/1 955. PLU, Secretary to the President, Bonnie Wigen. "List of Contractors for the New Residence Halls."

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Hong Hall - Lookingto the east

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Looking Northward : Kreidler Hall to the left and Hong Hall to the right.

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East view o f Hong Hall showing curtain wall glazing around staircase.

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KREI DLER RESIDENCE HALL

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1957

( R itte rgrup-2010)

DESCRI PTION T h e 30,600 sq u a re foot Kreid l e r H a l l is a t h ree story L-sh a pe d b u i l d i n g located to t h e west of a n o rt h 足 s o u t h a x i s between H i n d e r l i e a n d O rd a l H a l l s. H o n g H a l l, a m i rror i m a g e o f Kre i d l er, is l o cated t o t h e east of the axis. To t h e n o rt h i s I ngram H a l l , to t h e south H i n d e r l i e H a l l and to t h e west M a ry Baker R u sse l l H a l l . T h e site d esign brea ks u p t h e western port i o n of t h e u p per ca m p u s i nto d i screte b u t con nected outdoor rooms. The b u i l d i ng i s sh eathed i n a r u n n i n g bond masonry ve neer. The w i n d ows a p p e a r to be t h e o ri gi n a l m et a l fra m e and sash with a continuous vertical c u rt a i n w a l l a t sta i rwe l l s and over the storefront entry d o o rs a t t h e gro u n d leve l . The origina ll roofs were flat b u t were replaced with a hip roof i n t h e last 30 yea rs. Kre i d l e r H a l l is o n e of t h ree residence h a l ls that form a l a rge d iscrete co u rt t h a t con nects baok to t h e m a i n u p p e r ca m p u s w a l kway. Krei d l e r H a l l is a contri buting st ructure to t h e overa l l t ra d it i o n a l a rrangement o f t h e P L U u p p e r ca m p u s a n d t h e flat roofed ve rsion o f t h i s co m p lex would have been e l ig i b l e for the N a t i o n a l Register i n 2007 a n d wo u l d l i kely been n o m i n ated due to t h e i r signifi c a n c e a s exa m p les of m o d e r n post WW I I d esign by a nota b l e T a c o m a firm . However, d u e to c h a n ges i n sent i m en t a n d mech a n ic a l fa i l u re, t h e roof structures were c h a nged from fII a t to h i p o n a l l t h ree b u i l d i ngs. By t h e time t h ese b u i l d i ngs reach t h e 50 yea r m a rk with t h e new roof stru cture t h ey may o n ce a ga i n be e l i g i b l e for n o m i n a t i o n to the N a t i o n a l Register.

HISTORY Orig i n a l ly n a med West H a l l i n t h e spring of 1966 i t was re n a m ed for Lora Bra d ford Kre i d l e r, after the Dea n of Women a n d teacher for t h e U n iversity from 1921 to 1943 . Kreidler H a l l is representative of t h e l a rge post World W a r II expa nsion that went o n a t both p u b l i c and privately owned co l l egiate educati o n a l fa c i l ities t h ro u g h o u t t h e U n ited States. Designed b y Lea, Pearson a n d R i c h a rds, ( responsi b l e f o r d esign i n g most of t h e b u i l d i ngs o n t h e Pacific Lutheran U n iversity's u p p e r ca m pus) Kre i d l e r p l ays a key p a rt, w i t h o t h e r residence h a ilis d esigned b y t h e firm, i n form i n g d iscrete outdoor spaces a n d m a i n t a i n i ng a coh esive c a m p u s based o n massing, siting a n d common materia l s . The a rch itect, Lea, Pearson a n d Rich a rds, was a Tacoma ba sed firm com posed of t h ree pa rtners: Cha rles W i n t h ro p Lea, J r . ( 1903 - 1990), Cha rles Theodore Pea rson ( 1905 - 1994) and John G reenway Rich a rd s ( 1908 - 1985 ) . The office was started i n 1937 a n d was t h e l a rgest fi rm i n T a c o m a f o r many decad es. The f i r m d id a l most a l l t h e b u i l d i ngs i n t h e U p per Ca m p u s a n d m a n y i n t h e lower; s o m e exa mples i n c l u d e M e morial Gym( 1947) a nd Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947) .

PLU HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTORY JUNE 2010


West Hall

Historic Property Inventory Report for

[LOCA TlON SECTION ]

12 1 80 Park Ave S, #20, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

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Field Site No. 20

OAHP No.: Common Name:

West Hall

Historic Name:

Property Address:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. #20, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Township/Range/EW Section

County

1 /4 Sec

Comments: Quadrangle

1/4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9 R03E

Pierce

Kreidler Hall Dormitory

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

Tax No.lParcel No.

Pial/Block/Lot

9 1 750000 1 1

UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND: UNIVERS ITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND KREIDLE R HALL W 325 FT OF N 200 FT OF BLK A SEG 0200

�TlFICA TlON SECTION ]

Northing: 522 1 637

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage .Lll

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1 120 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/StatelZip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 21 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland WA 98477

Classification: Building

Acquisition Code: GPS

1 Easting: 542 1 46

Comments

Resource Status

Surveyllnventory

Within a District? Yes Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

1 298 -

[ DESCRIPTION SECTION] Historic Use :

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: L-Shape Structural System : Changes to plan:

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No. of Stories:

Kreidler Hall - North Elevation

Comments: Changes to interior: Unknown

Intact Intact

Changes to other: Moderate

taken 3/1/20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Steel

Changes to original cladding: Page 1 of 3

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Style

Modern

Shoiwng entry sequence from the north. Form/Type

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Intact

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Other (specify):

Roof Shape Change

Foundation

Cladding

Brick

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West Hall

Historic Property Inventory Report for

Concrete - Poured

Stretcher Bond

INARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

Education Ethnic Heritage Religion

Roof Material

Roof Type

Date Of Construction:

Other

Private Colleges & Universitie

Norwegian i Scandinavian Lutheran

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Asphalt 1 Co mposition

Architect:

1 957

Lea. Pearson & Richards

Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the Nation'll I Register of Historic Places: No Property i s located in a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Originally named West Hall in the spring of 1 966 it was renamed for Lora Bradford Kreidler, after the Dean of Women and teacher for the University from 1 92 1 to 1 943. Kreidler Hall is representative of the dramatic Post World War II expansion that went on at both pub tic and privately owned collegiate educational facilities throughout the United States. Designed by Lea, Pearson and Richards, who were responsible for designing most of the buildings on Pacific Lutheran University's ( P LU) upper campus. Kreidler plays a key part with the other residence halls designed by the firm in this part of campus forming outdoor spaces. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 9857). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954) , Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957) , Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960) , Pflueger Hall Residence (1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966).

Description of Physical Appearance

The 30,600 square foot Kreidler Hall is an L-shaped building located to the west of a north-south axis between Hinderlie and Ordal Halls . Hong Hall is to the east of the axis and a mirror image of Kreidler. All four buildings were designed by Lea, Pearson & Richards. To the north are Ingram, and Stuen Halls, Hong to the east, Hinderlie to the south and Mary Baker Russell Hall to the west. The arrangement breaks up this western portion of campus into discrete but connected outdoor rooms. The building is sheathed in a running bond masonry veneer. The windows appear to be original and are of metal frame and sash construction , with a continous vertical curtain wall at stairwells over containing storefront type door at the ground level. Originally the roofs were flat, however they appear to have been framed over with a hip framing in the last 30 years.

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. "Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings tndex", http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". Http://www . plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; "Kreidler Hall" Accessed 4/21120 1 0 . http://www. plu.edu/aboutltours/haIl21 .html; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/31201 0. http://www .aiasww.org/membership/honors.html; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/3120 1 0. http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/312010. http://comm unities.aia.org/sites/hdoaalwikilWiki%20Pages/ahd4003281 .aspx Printed on

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STU EN RESIDENCE HALL - 1966 ( R ittergrup-2010) DESC RIPTION Stuen H a l l i s bo rdered by 1 2 1st Street South to the N o rth, H a uge Ad m i n i stration B u i l d i n g a n d p a r k i n g lot to t h e east, Hong H a l l t o t h e South and Ordal H a l l to the west. Ordal H a l l and a serpentine b rick wa l l site bordering t h e n o rt h e r n street b o u n d a ry forms a l a rge outdoor room for the residents . The recta ngu l a r t h ree story b u i l' d i n g h a s t h e l o n g d i me n s i o n ru n n i n g n o rt h -south a n d h a s a s a sma l l p roj ecti n g b a y o n t h e west side, which consists of two levels o f b a l cony a bove a g l ass e n c l osed room . A l l o f t h e a l u m i n u m w i n d ows a re l ocated i n regu l a r project i n g t h ree story bays which h a ve sta i n e d h o rizontal wood s i d i n g a t t h e spa n d rel a reas. The rest o f b u i l d i n g i s clad i n r u n n i n g b o n d maso n ry veneer a n d h a s soph isticated d eta i l i n g for ve ntilation g ri l l s a n d pu nched w i n dows. Stuen H a l l, along with sl ightly later O rd a l H a ll, is an early exa m p l e of post-modern style o n ca m p u s which veered away from earlier modern ist designs d o n e by t h e sa m e a rch itects. Stuen H a l l h a s reta i n ed its exterior i n tegrity a n d is a n exce l l e n t exa mple of early post modern campus style i n t h e Pac ific NW. This b u i ld i ng will l i kely be eligible for n o m i nation to the N a t i o n a l Register due to its sign ifica n ce a n d i n tegrity a s a n exa m p l e of a N W post modern campus d esign by a nota b l e Ta coma firm.

H ISTORY Stuen H a l l is n a med for Ole J o h nson Stuen, born in O p p d a l , N o rway. He was the first fa c u lty member at t h e Pac ific Luthera n Academy with a graduate degree, a M a ster i n Arts, a n d he taught mathe matics, N o rse and was t h e school Librari a n . H is period of service to the U n iversity was from 1 9 1 3 - 1 9 5 2 . Stuen Resid e n c e H a l l i s representative of t h e l a rge post World Wa r II expansion that went o n at both p u b l i c a n d privately owned c o l l egiate educational fa c i l ities throughout t h e U n ited States. T h i s trend spa n n ed m u lt i p l e g e n e ra t i o n s sta rt i n g with t h e ret u r n i n g G . I . ' s from World W a r II and their c h i ld re n w h o attended school w e l l i n t o t h e 1970s. St uen H a l l represents t h e t ra n sition from t h e restra i n e d modernism of t h e l a te 1960's, to t h e use of warmer a n d more textural t ra d i t i o n a l postmodern b u i l d i n g materials i n c l u d i n g m a s o n ry a n d wood . Designed b y Lea, Pea rson a n d R i c h a rds, ( responsible f o r design i n g most of the b u i l d i n gs o n t h e Pacific Luthera n U n iversity's u p p e r cam pus) St u e n H a l l plays a key p a rt, with other res i d e n c e h a l l s designed by t h e firm, i n fo rming d iscrete outdoor spaces a n d m a i n t a i n i n g a coh esive c a m pus by the use of fo r m a l geometry, massing and c o m m o n materia l s . Lea, Pea rson & R i c h a rds, was a

Ta coma based firm com posed of th ree p a rt n ers: C h a r l es W i n t h ro p Lea, J r . ( 1903 - 1990), Charles Theod o re Pearson ( 1905 - 1994) a n d J o h n G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1908 - 1985). The office was started in 1937 and was t h e l a rgest fi rm i n Ta coma for m a n y d ecades. Th e firm d i d a l most a l l t h e b u i l d i n gs i n t h e U p per C a m p u s a n d many i n the lower; some exa mples i n c l u d e M em o ria l Gym ( 1 947) a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1 947 ) . P L U H ISTO RIC R ESO U RC E I NV E NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Stuen Hall

ILOCATION SECTIONI

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Field Site No.

1280 Park A venue St S, #12, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

OAHP No. : Commo n Name:

Stuen Hall

Histor ic Name :

Property Address:

1 280 Park Avenue St S. # 1 2. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Township/RangelEW Section

county

T04R06E

Pierce

Stuen Hall

1 /4 Sec

Comments:

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

07

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone : .1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

1 Easting: 542263

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

9 1 7000853

UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PAR K LA N D : UNIVER SITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND STUEN HALL L 1 9 THRU 24 B 1 76. L 1 9 THRU 24 B 1 77 SEG G 0200

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IIDENTIFICATION SECTION

GPS

North i n g : 5221 658

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage

. 95

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder: Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded:

3/1 /201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 21 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classification: Building

Acqu isition Code:

Comments

Resource Status

Survey" nventorv

Within a District? No Contributing? National Reg ister Nomination :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

-

I!!.ESCRIPTION . SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Changes to pla n :

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Stuen Hall - East Elevation

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Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

Unknown Changes to interior: Unknown

Intact

Changes to orig i nal cladding : Page 1 of 3

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No. of Stories:

Plan : Rectangle Structural System :

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Style Modern - New Formalism

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1280 Park A venue St 5, # 1 2, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Modern - Postmodern Changes to windows:

Intact

Other (specify): Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Veneer - Brick Wood

Roof Material

Asphalt I Composition - Shingle

Date Of Construction :

\NARRATIVE SECTION Study Unit

Other

Education

P rivate College

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

Roof Type

Hip - Parallel Hipped

1 966

Lea, Pearson & Richards

Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property i s located in a potential historic d istrict (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Named for Ole Johnson Stuen, born in Oppdal, Norway. Stuen was the first faculty member at the Pacific Lutheran Academy with a graduate degree, a Master in Arts. He t aught mathematics, Norse and was the Librarian. His period of service to the University was from 1 91 3- 1 9 1 8 and 1 92 1 - 1 952. Stuen Hall is one of many examples of the explosive growlh experienced by college campuses, both public and private, in the years following World War I I . This trend spanned multiple generations starting with the returning G . I .'s from World War III and thei r children. Stuen Hall represents the restrained modernism of the late 1 960's, the use of warmer, more textural, traditional building materials including masonry and wood in contrast to the cool sleekness of steel and concrete. The architect of Stuen Hal l , the firm of Lea, Pearson & Richards, were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, J r. ( 1 903 - 1 990) , Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American I nstitute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council i n 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades . The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947) , North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962) ' Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965) , Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966). The following subcontractors took part i n the construction of the building : Mechanical Contractor - Allison, I nc . , Tacoma; Electrical Contractor - H&R Wiring, I nc . ; Built-In Furnishings - Tech-Craft, I nc, Tacoma; Furnishings - Spokane Dry Goods, Spokane; Floor Coverings - Selden's, Tacoma; Concrete - Holyroyd and Sound Concrete Contractors, both of Tacoma.

Description of Physical Appearance

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Stuen Hall is bordered by 1 2 1 st Street South to the North, Hauge Administration Building and parking lot to the east, Hong Hall to the South and Ordal Hall to the west. Together with Ordal Hall and a sinusoidal brick wall to the north forms an outdoor room for the resident's use. The rectangular building runs north - south and has a small projecting bay on the west side, which consists of two levels of balcony above a glass enclosed room . All of the windows project in a continous vertical bay for three stories, the aluminum glazing alternates with stained horizontal wood siding. The rest of the building is clad in running bond masonry veneer. Detail for the masonry veneer includes skipped units that create ' ventilation grills. At the west entry this skipped masonry detailing is also used for architectural grills and a grid of punch e d wi n dows.__________ ________ --' ________

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Sfuen Hall

at 1280 Park A venue Sf S, # 1 2, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990 Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimelinel; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3/201 0. http://www . aiasww.org/m embership/honors.ht m l ; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/3/201 0. http://search .tacomapubliclibrary .org/obits/browseobits.asp.

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O R DA L RESIDENCE HALL - 1967 ( Rittergrup-2010) D ESCRIPTION The 40,300 s q u a re foot O rd a l H a l l is located a l ong the n o rt h ern edge of c a m p us, o n the south s i d e of 1 2 1st Street So u t h . It is cru ciform s h a p e d t h ree story b u i l d i ng and located to the e a st of the I ngra m H a l l c o m p l ex, a n d t o t h e west o f Stuen H a l l . I n con cert with Stuen Res idence H a l l it forms sign ific a n t s paces o n its e a s t side. The composition i n conj u n ction with Krei d l e r, H o n g a n d H i n d e r l ie f o r m a s e r i e s of outdoor rooms. An u n d u l a t i n g Jeffers o n i a n site wa l l a l o n g the street and t h e long wa l l of St u e n H a l l form a significant o utdoor room on t h e n o rt h east corner of the b u i l d i ng. The m a i n entry axis to Ordal a l ig n s with the centra l axis of H i n d e r l i e H a l l to t h e south with

Kreid l e r and Hong fra m i n g the view. The b u i l d i n g is

clad i n ru n n i n g bond brick ve n eer, with con t i n u o u s vert i ca l w i n dow bays clad with a lternating lap s i d i n g a n d meta l fra med w i n dows. Ordal H a l l m a y be o n e of the e a rl iest exa m p l e of post- modern style o n ca m p u s beca u s e u n l i ke the e a r l i e r modern ist d esigns a ro u n d it ( H a uge, H o n g a n d Krei d l e r) it refers b a c k to t h e n o rt hern E u ropean roots of R a m stad H a l l .

Orva l H a l l has reta i n ed i t s exterior irntegrity a n d i s a n

excel l e n t exa m p l e of early p o s t mod ern c a m p u s style i n t h e Pacifi c N W a n d w i l l l i kely be e l i g i b l e for n o m i nation to the N atio n a l Register d u e to its significa n c e a n d i ntegrity a s an exa m p l e of a NW post mod ern ca m p u s d esign by a n ot a b l e Ta coma fi r m .

HISTORY O r d a l H a l l was n a med for n a med for P L U president O.J . O rd a l , who served as U n iversity PreSident from 1 9 2 1 to 1928. O rd a l Resi d e n c e H a l l is repre sentative of the l a rge post World War II ex p a n s i o n that went o n at both p u b l i c and privately owned c o l l egiate e d u cational fa c i l ities t h r o u g h o u t the U n ited States. Designed by Lea, Pearson a n d R i c h a rds, ( resp o n s i b l e for d esigning most of the b u i ld i ngs o n the Pac ific Luthera n U n iversity's u p per c a m p u s) Ordal H a l l p lays a key pa rt, with other resid ence h a i li s d esigned by the firm, in fo r m i n g d iscrete outdoor sp aces a n d m a inta i n i n g a cohesive

c a m p u s by the use of fo r m a l

geom etry, m a s s i n g a n d c o m m o n materi a l s . T h e a rch itect, L e a , Pearson & Richa rds, w a s a Ta coma based fi rm com posed of t h ree p a rt n e rs : Cha rles W i n t h rop Lea, Jr. ( 1903 - 1990), Charles Theodore Pearson

( 1905 - 1994) and J o h n G reenway R i c h a rds ( 1 908 - 1985). The office was started i n 1937 and was the l a rgest fi rm i n Ta coma for many d ecad es. The fi r m did a l m ost all t h e b u i l d i ngs i n t h e U p per C a m p u s a n d m a n y i n t h e lower; s o m e exa m p l e s i n c l u d e M e m o ria l G y m ( 1947) a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947).

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, # 1 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98477

Ordal Hall

ILOCATION SECTIONI

.11

Field Site No.

OAHP No. : Common Name:

Ordal Hall

Historic Name:

Property Address:

T 1 9 R03na

Pierce

Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #1 1 . Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98477

Township/Range/EW Section

cou nty

Ordal Hall

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

08

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: .1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type : Point

UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND: UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND OR DAL HALL L 8 THRU 18 B 1 76. L 8 THRU 1 8 B 1 77 SEG G 0200

Acreage 1 .45

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1/201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477 Comments

Resource Status

Classification: Building

GPS

North ing : 5221 568

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

9 1 750000 1 2

I

Acquisition Code:

1 Easti n g : 5421 80

Tax No./Parcel No.

I IDENTIFICA TION SECTION

Quarter 4 1

Survey/lnventorv

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

- -

-

- - -

-

-

-

-

- - -

IDESCRIPTION SECTION: Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: Cross/Cruciform Structural System : Changes to plan :

-

-

- -

-

-

- -

-

-

- - - -

I

No. of Stories:

j

;2

Changes to interior: Unknown

Intact Intact

l I I

Changes to other:

View of

South Elevation of Ordal Hall

taken 3/1/20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No'/Frame No.): Comments:

Unknown

Changes to original cladding : Page 1 of 3

- - - ďż˝

Style

Modern - New Formalism

On axis with Hinderlie to the south of this location. Form/Type

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1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, # 1 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 984 77

Modern - Postmodern Changes to windows:

I ntact

Other (specify): Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Veneer - Brick Wood - Shiplap

Asphalt I Composition - Shingle

Roof Type

Hip - Cross Hipped Hip - Parallel Hippe d

[NARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

Roof Material

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

P rivate Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

1 967

Lea. Pearson & Richards. Tacoma

Builder: Absher Construction Co .. Puyallup Engineer: Werner Griessel. Orting

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Property is l ocated in a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Ordal Hall was named for named for PLU president O.J. Ordal, who served as University President from 1 921 to 1 928. Ordal Residence Hall was one of the later additions to the campus by the architectural firm of Lea Pearson and Richards, the firm responsible for most of the buildings on upper campus. Ordal Hall is reflective of the dramatic growt h of the Pacific Lutheran University's population and their need for housing in the Post World War II era. Ordal Hall's arrangement on the campus plan , appears to be too close to Ingram Hall; this is because a mirrored plan of Stuen was to be placed where I ngram existed. This can be seen on Sheet 1 dated the 1 5 January 1 966 with John Richard's unsigned stamp and found in the archives. The hall was originally designated for female students only. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) ,and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and el ected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hal l now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960) , Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967) , and Stu en Hall ( 1 966). The following design consultants worked with Lea, Pearson & Richards on the design of the building: Structural Engineer - Werner Griessel, Orting; Mechanical Engineer- May & Triolo, Seattle; Electrical Engineer - Beverly Travis & Associates, Seattle; Landscape Designer - Chaffee Zumwalt, Puyallup. The General Contractor for the project was Absher Construction Company of Puyallup; Mechanical Contractor - Pease & Sons, Tacoma; Electrical Contractor - Totem Electric, Tacoma. Other sub-contractors included: Floor Coverings - Seldens, Tacoma; Painting - C & C Painting Tacoma; Tile - Pacific Terrazzo; Furniture - Spokane Dry Goods; Masonry - William Henson, Seattle, Millwork - Tech Craft Tacoma; Glass & Partitions - F'entron Industries, Seattle; Hardware - Pacific Hardware, Tacoma; Excavation - Stacey Benson & . R. W. Rhine, Tacoma; Drywall - Gordon Brown, I nc., Seattle

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Ordal Hall

at

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, # 1 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98477

The 40,300 square foot Ordal Hall is located along the northern edge of campus, on the south side of 1 2 1 st Street South. It is cruciform shaped and located to the east of t he Ingram Hall complex, and to the west of SlUen Hall. In concert with SlUen Residence Hall it forms significant spaces on its east side. The composition with Kreidler, Hong and Hinderlie form a series of communal outdoor rooms. The walled space and the west wall of Stuen form a significant outdoor room on the northeast corner of the building. O rdal is sited on axis with Hinderlie Hal l . The building is clad in running bond brick veneer cladding, with continuous vertical window bays with alternating l a p siding and metal framed windows.

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7 , 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, hnp:llsearch.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 217/201 0. "PLU Timeline". hnp:llwww.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor

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MARY BAKER RUSS ELL MUSIC CENTER

+

LAGERQU IST HALL - 1993

( Rittergrup Z010)

DESCR IPTION The 45,000 s q u a re foot t h ree story M a ry Baker Russell M u s i c Center is clad in ru n n i ng bond brick veneer . A l ighter b a n d is p l a ced every seve n t h row. The b u i l d i ng h a s two gable roofed raised forms, perpen d i c u l a r to e a c h o t h e r a n d c o n n ected b y a h i p roofed u-sha ped lower roof , w h i c h contains a n a m p h i t h eater i n t h e east fa o i n g courtya rd. M a ry Baker Russe l l H a l l, l i ke U n iversity Center, a cts as a bridge between t h e u p per a n d lower campus. The b u i l d i ng is located n o rt h of R i e ke H a ll, a n d west of Kreidler and H i n d erlie H a l ls . The m a i n m u s i c performa nce a n d cha pel s p a c e with i n t h e b u i l d i ng, Lagerq uist Concert H a l l, is o n e of t h e most sign ificant i nterior s p a c e s o n c a m p u s a n d hosts m a n y musical a n d religious progra ms t h ro u g h o u t t h e yea r . It i s n ot a b l e f o r the a rt i c u l ated structure of cei l i n g bea ms a n d d o u ble p i l asters project i n g from the w a l l s w h ic h a l low a co u stical curta i n s to be ra ised or lowered to tune the space. The b u i l d i ng is d o n e i n a style t h a t reca ilis t h e rece ntly a ba n d o n ed post modernism a n d sti l l respects t h e massing a n d materi a l s o f t h e upper c a m p u s . Lagerq u ist a lso h ouses t h e Gottfried a n d M a ry Fuchs Orga n, t h e l a rgest a l l-mec h a n ic a l orga n i n a u n iversity sett i n g o n the W e s t Coast a n d w h i c h was b u i lt by world -renowned o r g a n b u i lder a n d P a r k l a n d native P a u l Fritts.

H I STORY S i n ce its c o n struction in 1993 t h e b u i l d i n g h a s h osted many m u sic a n d c a m p u s re l igious p rogra m s . Lagerq u ist Con cert H a l l is considered a n exce l l e n t fa c i l ity a n d t h e orga n a n d t h e s p a c e o n e o f t h e best i n t h e N o rthwest. T h e b u i l d i ng w a s designed b y Zimmer G u nsu ll Frasca (ZGF) a w e l l known a rc h itectural fi rm in the P a cific N orthwest, k n own for its corporate and i n stitutio n a l work. ZGF was a lso respon s i b l e for t h e n ew M o rken Center w h i c h i s l ocated southwest of t h e M a ry B a k e r R u s s e l l H a l l . L i k e m a n y of t h e other b u i l d i ngs o n c a m p u s the b u i l d i n g possesses a n a ustere s i m p l icity, yet t h e modern deta i l voca b u l a ry relates it t o the u p per c a m p u s and h istoric P L U precedents.

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Marv Baker Russell Music Center & Lagerquist Hall at

ILOCATION SECTION I

Field Site No. �

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, # 1 9, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98477

OAHP No. :

Marv Baker Russell Music Center & Lagerquist Hall

Historic Name:

Property Address:

T1 9R03E

Pierce

Mary Baker Russell Music Center & Lagerquist Hall

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. #1 9. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98477

Township/Range/EW Section

Cou nty

Common Name:

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

Comments: Quadrangle

Coord inate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

1 Eastin g : 542092

Tax No./Parcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

3 1 00005 1 . 3 1 00003380. 3 1 00003437. 3 1 000036 1 0

CLOVER LEA REPLAT O F L 1 2 THRU 1 9 B 39 & L 1 2 THRU 24 B 40 EXC N 1 /2 L 24 B 40 TOG/W N 1 /2

!IDENTIFICA TION SECTION �

Acquisition Code: GPS Northing: 5221 591

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage

.u

S u rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1/20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/StatelZip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue

Parkland. WA 98477

Classification : Building

Quarter 4 1

Comments

Resource Status

Survey/I nventory

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomi nation Name:

- - - - - - - - - - - -

I DESCRIPTION SECTIONj Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: Center Space/Courtyard Structural System :

Changes to pla n :

- - - - - - -

No. of Stories:

-

-

- - -

- - - -

- -

;2

Changes to interior: I ntact

Intact Intact

Changes to other: Intact

l

I I I I I I I

Unknown

Changes to origina l cladd ing : Page 1 of 3

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View of

Partial East Elevation

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

Photography Neg. N o (Ro l l No'/Frame No.): Comments:

Style

Modern - Postmodern

Entry sequence from uppe r campus. Amphitheater / courtyard partially visible to left (south) of entry.; Form/Type

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Intact

Other (specify) : Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Brick - Stretcher Bond

INARRATIVE SECTION

Roof Material

Date Of Construction : Architect:

Other

Education

Private College

Bui lder:

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Eng i neer:

Lutheran

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition

Study Unit

I Religion

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, # 1 9, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98477

Gable

jjjQ 1 994

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic d istrict (National andlor local):

Yes - Local

Property potentially contributes to a historic d i strict (National andlor local): Statement of Significance

An earlier scheme for a music building was put together in 1 983-1 984 by the nationally recognized firm of Perkins and Will. I n 1 984 Perkins and Will wond the Progressive Architecture First Design Award for this project, the highest design award in the U.S. Financing for this project was dependant on an Olin Foundation Grant, which the schoold didn't receive. Since its construction in 1 994 the building has hosted many music programs and campus religious programs in Lagerquist Concert Hall. The building was designed by Zim mer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) a well known architectural firm in the Pacific Northwest, known for its corporate and institutional work. On the PLU campus, ZGF was also responsible for the Morken Center to the southwest of the Mary Baker Russell Hall. Like many of the other buildings on campus the building has an austere simplicity, yet details form a coherent whole. The form echoes many classical and historic precedents, but uses a modern detail vocabulary. Named for Mary Baker Russell, the sister of Tacoma News Tribune Publisher, Ebert Baker II and the mother of George Russell the CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Frank Russell Company of Tacoma, and her Daughter- In-Law Jane Russell who is also an executive at the Frank Russell Co and a member of the PLU board of Regents. Ground for the facility was was broken on September 1 0, 1 995. The Lagerquist Concert Hall space is one of the more significant interior spaces on campus and hosts many musical and religious programs throughout the year. It houses the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, the largest all-mechanical organ i n a university setting on the West Coast. The organ was built by world-renowned organ builder and Parkl and native Paul Fritts. It is named in memory of Margaret Lagerquist, the wife of PLU regent George Lagerquist. In addition Mary Baker Russell Muic Center has glass artwork along its east windows on the main floor by Dale Chihuly, an internationally renowned artist from the Tacoma area.

Description of Physical Appearance

The 45,000 square foot Mary Baker Russell Music Center is clad in running bond brick veneer. Every seventh row a lighter course of brick breaks up the mass of the wall. The building has two raised gable forms, arranged perpindicular with each other and connected by a hip roofed lower mass, with an ampitheater in the east facing courtyard. Mary Baker Russell Hall, like University Center, connects upper and lower campus. The building is to the north of Rieke Hall, and to west of Kreidler and Hinderlie Halls. The main music periormance and chapel space within the building, Lagerquist Hall, has a pipe organ and is notable for the articulated structure both in the form of ceiling beams and double pilasters projecting from the walls. Between the pilasters are heavy acoustical cu rtains that can be raised or lowered to tune the space, enabling optimization of the spaces acoustics.

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Mary Baker Russell Music Center & Lagerquist Hall at

12 180 Park A ve S, # 1 9, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 984 77

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, htlp:/Isearch.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun . October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0 . "PLU Timeline". htlp:llwww.plu.edu/-archives/Timelinel; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 4/21 /20 1 0 . "Campus Artwork - #9 Gottried & Mary Fuch's Organ." htlp://www.plu.edu/aboutltours/art9.html; Pierce County Assessor; Wi

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12 180 Park A ve 5, # 1 9, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 984 77

Hall

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Mary Baiker Russell Hall - Chapel and Organ

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Mary Baker Russell Hall - Wall of Chapel

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Mary Baker Russell Hall - partial East Elevation

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Mary Baker Russell Hall - Entry Lobby

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Mary Baker Russell Hall - Courtyard & Amphitheate taken 3/1 /20 1 0

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Mary Baker Russell Hall - Partial South Elevation

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UNIVERSITY CENTER 1970 (Rittergrup 2010) -

DESCRIPTION U n iversity Center i s loca ted o n the grade c h a nge between u p pe r a nd l ower ca m p uses. It i s b o rd e red by Park Ave n u e South on its east side, Ramstad H a l l to the west, a n d Xavier a n d H a rstad H a l l s to the n orth . T h e b u i l d i n g i s a good exa m pl e o f bruta lism a n d postm odernist styles o n ca m p u s . The i r regu l a r sha ped th ree story b u i l d i n g i s p a i n te d cast- in-pl ace ( C I P ) concrete structure. Shed, gable and flat roofs all c a n be fo u n d i n this struct u re . Beca use of t h e irreg u l a r shape of the b u i l d i n g it i s h a rd to dete r m i n e whether t h e exterior w a s b u i lt i n o n e o r m u lt i p l e p h a ses. T h e n o rt h eleva tion a buts a p l a z a formed b y a d e p ressi o n i n t h e t o pogra p h y a n d Ra mstad H a l l t o t h e west. A l a m i n a ted wood beam c l oc k tower is located i n the center of this plaza. This b u i l d i ng i s a com posite of many styles a n d master of n o n e . I t i s a key I'ocation that l i n ks t h e Upper Ca m p u s with t h e Lower and t h e central meeting p lace for students. At t h e most t h i s i s a contributing structure w i t h l ittle a rch itect u r a l sign i,fica n ce .

H I STORY Designed by the firm B i n d o n & Wright, the U n �versity Center reflects a moment in h istory where both t h e

a rc h itect u re a n d t h e cu l t u re were g o i ng t h rough d ra m atic cha nges. The p a i nted c o ncrete wa l l s a n d

c l a d d i n g soften w h a t wou l d oth erwise be a n i m posing mass. T h e a rc h ed Roma n es q u e e ntra n ce to t h e Cave reca l l s H . H . R i c h a rdson y e t h a s a heavy n o rt h ern E u ropea n aspect to it. This re i n te rpretation of past motifs i s com mon i n post m odern a rc h itect u r e a n d p e r h a ps a l l u d es to the Sca n d i navia n Center, an i m po rt a n t o rg a n ization at a U n iversity fo u n d e d by N o rweg i a n s and other Sca n d i navians. W h i l e the b u i l d i ng is 40 yea rs old, i t sti l l seems to be a work i n p rogress a d a pting to the c h a nging c u l t u res i n s m a l l b u t conti n u o u s i n crements. From t h e exte r i o r a n d i n s o m e cases t h e i n terior, it a p pears t o be a n asse m b l age of b u i l d i ngs. T h e a rch itecture firm o f B i n d o n & Wright w a s formed b y Leo n a rd W. B i n d o n

( 1899-1980) a n d J o h n Le Barron Wright ( 1 9 1 6 - 7), a su ccessor o f Seattle a rc h itect u ra l f i r m , B e b b & J o nes, a

s u cce ssor to the firm of Bebb & G o u l d designers for m a n y of t h e b u i ld i ngs on t h e U n iversity of

Washi ngton Cam p u s, i n c l u d i ng an a d d ition to t h e U n iversity of Washi ngto n ' s Suzzlo Libra ry in 1963. Other n ot a b l e b u i l d i ngs i n cl u d e d t h e Music B u i l d ing a t Western Washi ngton Col lege ( U n iversity) ( 1939), The N o rto n B u i l d i n g ( 1959) with S k i d m o re, Owings and M e r r i l l and the second downtown Seattle Library ( 1960) . They were a l so the a rc h i tects for t h e M o rtvedt Library.

PLU HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTQRY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5. #34. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98744

University Center

ILOCATION SECTIONI

OAHP No. :

Field Site No. 34

Commo n Name:

University Center

Historic Name:

Property Address:

T 1 9 R03E

Pierce

Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #34, Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98744

Township/Range/EW Section

Cou nty

University Center

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

Coordinate Reference

Quadrangle

TACOMA SOUTH

09

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

3 1 30000029, 3 1 30000030

COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK: COLLEGE PLACE TO LAKE PARK VACANT LAND W 325 FT OF B 8 AND BLK B U N I V E RSIITY AMDY ADD TO PARK LAND LESS N 440 FT T H E R EOF TOGIW PART ST VAC SEG G 0200

I'DENT'F'CA TION SECTION

1

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage 2 ,02, 1 ,52

Survey Name : Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1 /201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98744

Classification : Building

Quarter 32

Resource Status

Comments

Surveyllnventory

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination :

Local District: National Register Districtrrhematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use :

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: I rregular Structural System : Changes to plan :

View of

No. of Stories:

taken 3/1/201 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

ďż˝

Comments:

Mixed Changes to interior: Moderate

Moderate

Changes to original cladding :

West and South Elevations

Unknown

Changes to other:

Style

Modern - Brutalism

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

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U nknown

Cladding

University Center

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #34, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98744

Other (specify): Foundation

Concrete - Po u red

Concrete - Po u red

at

[NARRA TIVE SECT/ON

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt I Composition Date Of Construction : Architect:

Varied Roof Lines 1 970

Bindon & Wright. Seattle: Tsang Partnership. Inc.

Study Unit

Other

Education

P rivate College

Builder: Russell G. Nelson. Tacoma: W. Lease Lewis Company

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer: Andersen-Bjornstad-Kane

Religion

Lutheran

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Property is located in a potential historic district (National andlor loca l ) : Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National andlor local): Statement o f Significance

Yes - Local Yes

United States President Richard Nixon ( 1 9 1 3 - 1 994) and his assistant, Tacoma native John Ehrlichman ( 1 925- 1 999) were invited to the November 8, 1 970 Dedication; Ehrlichman accepted the invitation. Ehrlichman was convicted and spent a year and a half in prison for crimes related to the Watergate scandal. The building was estimated at $2,500,000 and the original bids came in at $3,000,000. Designed by the firm Bindon & Wright, University Center reflects a moment in history where both the architecture and the culture were going through dramatic changes. The colored concrete walls and cladding soften what would otherwise be an imposing mass. The arched entrance to the Cave echoes works by the Romans, Wright, H.H. Richards and Sullivan. The building is home to the Scandinavian Center, an important organization at a University founded by Norwegians and other Scandinavians. On the east side of the building a Viking like boat hull relates back to the school's Scandinavian heritage. While the building is 40 years old, it still seems to be a work in progress adapting to the changing cultures in small but continuous increments. From the exterior, and in some cases the interior, it appears to be an assemblage of buildings. The architecture firm of Bindon & W right was formed by Leonard W. Bindon ( 1 899-?) and John LeBarron Wright ( 1 9 1 6-?), a successor of Seattle architectural firm, Bebb & Jones, itself a successor to the firm of Bebb & Gould designers for many of the buildings on the University of Washington Campus, including an addition to the University of Washington's Suzzalo Library in 1 963. Other notable buildings included the Music Building at Western Washington College (University) ( 1 939), by Bindon, The Norton Buil ding ( 1 959) with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and the second downtown Seattle Library ( 1 960). They were also responsible for the Mortvedt Library. Other design consultants on the project include the following : Structural Engineer - Andersen, Bjornstad, Kane; Mechanical Engineers - Bouillon, Christofferson & Schairer; Electrical Engineers - Beverly A. Travis & Associates; Acoustical Consultants - Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc; and Landscape Consultant - William G. Teufel. Contractors included: General Contractor - Russell G. Nelson, Construction, Inc . ; Mechanical Contractor - General Mechanical, Iinc . : Electrical Contractor - McWik's Electric Co. ; all were from Tacoma, WA. The Tsang Partnership carried out the remodel of the lower portion of the University Center including the Scandinavian Center in 1 989, as well as performing a feasibility study of East Campus. James C. Tsang previously worked in Robert Billsbrough Price's office on a great many of his PLU projects including Olson Coliseum and Tingelstad Hall. It cost $550,000 for the development of 6,700 square feet previously undeveloped in the building. W. Lease Lewis Company was the contractor on this phase of the building's development.

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Major Bibliographic References

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University Center

at 1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #34, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98744

University Center is located on the grade change between upper and lower campuses. The building helps to unite the more than 40' difference between upper and lower campus by providing major entrances at each level. It is bordered by Park Avenue South on its east side, Ramstad Hall to the west, and Xavier and Harstad Halls to the north . The building is a good example of brutalism and postmodernist styles on campus. The i rregular shaped building has painted cast-in-place (CIP) concrete walls. The roof is a combination of shed, gable and flat roofs. The changes in interior finishes indicates that the interiors was finished out in phases. The north elevation abuts a plaza, with Ramstad Hall to the west, and has a laminated wood structure campus clock tower (Anderson Clock Tower) is placed in the middle of the plaza. The upper level originally hl ad exposed heavy timber ceiling structure.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7 , 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890- 1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0 . "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu . edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pierce County Assessor; DOCOMOMO W EWA. Accessed 5/5/20 1 0 . http://www.docomomo-wewa.org/architects_detail.php?id=43;

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East Elevation

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From across Park Avenue South

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South Elevation

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DESCRI PTION

INGRAM HAll - 1956 (Rittergrup-2010)

I ngram H a l l has a flo o r a re a of 33, 100 s q u a re feet, a l l located o n one l eve l . The i rregu l a r p l a n of t h e concrete structu re h a s a rticul ated structural lbays with c o l u m n a nd p a n e l i nfill. I n g r a m H a l l is located n e a r t h e N o rthwest C o r n e r of t h e P LU c a m pus a n d i t s p l a n closely fo l l ows t h e s h a pe of O r d a l Residence H a l l w h ich i s located o n i t s e a s t s i d e . A vertical wood c l a d e l e m e nt, recta n g u l a r with ro u n ded corners a n d rotated a p p roximately 45 degrees to t h e p l a n of t h e orig i n a l b u i l d i n g, a p pea rs to have been a d d e d o n t h e south s i d e of t h e b u i l d i n g . An e n c losed a rea, c l a d i n b ri c k, concrete, g l a ss a n d w o o d between t h e orig i n a l b u i l d i ng a n d t h e south a d d ition, serves a s t h e m a i n entrance f o r b o t h p a rt s of t h e b u i l d ing. A low b ri c k wa l l with p l a nting beds s u r r o u n d s the a d d ition; the p l a nter w a l l t u r n s i n t o a p l i nth w h e n it t r a n s i t i o n s f r o m t h e a d d ition to t h e m a i n b u i l d i n g . The rest of the structure i s stuccoed a nd t h e roof pa rapets a re covered with a sta n d i ng sea m ma nsa rd metal roof. The b u i l d i ng a p pe a rs to h ave been a d d e d o nto over the yea rs a n d the materia ls, as w e l l a s the setbacks from other structu res and from Park Avenue give t h e i m p ressi o n of a t e m p o ra ry structure t h a t doesn't fit comfort a b ly i nt o the o ri g i n a l ca m p us . I ng ra m H a l l i s n ot a contributing struct u re to t h e u p per c a m p u s a s i t doesn't respect t h e siting, massing a n d m a teria l s o f i t s neigh b o rs.

H ISTORY The eclectic c o l l ection of b u i l d i n gs that ma kes u p I ng ra m H a l l is a m icrocosm fo r the r a p i d expansion of Pac ific Luthera n U n iversity in the Post-Wo rld War II era. The i n i t i a l construction of 1956 i s b u r ied beneath l ayers of additions a n d fi n i s h e s const ructed i n 1960 a n d 1972. The most notable addition a p pea rs to be t h e vert i ca l ced a r c l a d and w i n dow less a u d it o r i u m w h i c h i s i n st rong cont rast to t h e ove ra l l b u i l d i n g . This free sta n d i n g element reca l l s isol ated Long Island a rtist studios - a common design reference i n the 1970s. The a rch itects, Lea, Pea rson & Richa rds, designed the first b u i l d i n g and it i s u n clea r if t h ey

d esigned t h e su bseq uent a d d itions. The firm, Tacoma based, was composed of t h ree p a rtn ers: Cha rles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 9 90), C h a r l es Theodore Pea rson ( 1905 - 1994) a n d J o h n G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1908 - 1985). T h e office was started i n 1937 a n d was t h e la rgest firm i n Tacoma fo r m a n y decades. The fi r m d id a l most all t h e b u i l d i ngs i n t h e Upper Ca m p u s and many i n t h e lower; some exa m ples i n c l u d e M emoria l G y m ( 1947) a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947).

PLU H ISTO R I C R ES O U R C E I N V E NTORY JUNE 2010


Common Hall

Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILOCA TION SECTION I

at

Field Site No, .1.Q

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, # 1 0, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 97447

OAHP No, : Common Name:

Common Hall

Historic Name :

Property Address:

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9 R03na

Pierce

Comments: Quarter 41

1 2 1 80 Park Av.e S, # 1 0. Parkland (Tacoma, WA 97447

Township/Range/EW Section

County

Ingram Hall

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: .1.Q Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

Tax No.lParcei No.

Pial/Block/Lot

9 1 75000851

UNIVERSITY AMDY ADD TO PARKLAND C U B N U RSES TRAINING L 3 THRU B 1 76. L 3 THRU B 1 77 & CLOVER LEA . ADD l1 B 71. l1 B 72 SEG G 0200

I/DENTIFICA TION SECTION Field Recorder:

Northing: 5221 651

Supplemental Map(s)

Acreage

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University Date Recorded:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

3/1 /201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/StatelZip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classification: Building

Acquisition Code: G�S

1 Easti ng: 542 122

Comments

Resource Status

Survevllnventorv

Within a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name : -

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: Irregular Structural System :

No, of Stories:

-.

.

-

_

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- - - --

1

Changes to interior: Unknown

Changes to original cladding:

Inlact

Changes to other:

1

I I I I I I I

Unknown

Changes to pla n : Extensive

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View of

Partial South East Elevation with Mary Baker Russell to the left

taken 3L1l20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No.): Comments:

Style

Modern - Postrnodern

Wood sided addition and entrance Form/Type Commercial - Campus Printed on

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Unknown Changes to windows:

Unknown

Other (specify): Foundation

Cladding

Concrete - Poured

Wood

Date Of Construction :

[NARRA TIVE SECTION Other

� -� � � � ---.

Architect:

Education

P rivate Colleges & Universitie

Builder:

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer:

Religion

Roof Type

Metal Asphalt I Composition - Rolled

Veneer - Brick

Study Unit

Roof Material

Lutheran

!::!iQ

Flat with Parapet

1 956

Lea, Pearson & Richards and others?

Property appears to meet criteria for the Nationat Register of Historic Places: No Property is located i n a potential historic district (National andlor local): Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National andlor local): Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

The eclectic collection of buildings that makes up Ingram Hall is a microcosm for the rapid, but incremental expansion of Pacific Lutheran University in the Post-World War \I era, brought about by returning G . I . 's and their children ("Baby Boomers'). with initial construction in 1 956 and additions constructed in 1 960 and 1 972. W hile the initial construction is buried beneath layers of additions and revised finishes, the most notable addition appears to be the vertical cedar clad, but windowless auditorium and entrance adjacent to earlier phases appears in strong contrast to the overall building. Lea, Pearson and Richards were the original architects of the first utilitatiran building in 1 955. It appears to express styles ranging from modernism to post modernisim in one building with the almost baroque wood clad scuppers on the auditorium wing. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990), Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?) . An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Mernorial Gyrn ( 1 947) , Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954). Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now narned Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965) , Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966) .

Description of Physical Appearance

Ingram Hail at its current size of 33, 1 00 square feet,has an irregular shaped plan, and is located near the Northwest Corner of Campus. Its plan closely follows the shape of Ordal Residence Hall on its east elevation. Frorn Google earth, it appears to have been built in two to three phases, with a covered courtyard. It is clad in brick veneer and stucco or cement panets. The concrete structure is articulated.in the form of structural bays, with column and panel infill. On the south elevation a vertical wood clad addition appearS to have been added at a later date. It is rectangular with rounded corners in plan and rotated approximately 45 degrees to the plan grid of the original building. Scuppers are articulated on the addition as an integral part of tM building form. An enclosed dog trot clad in brick, concrete, glass and wood between the original building and this addition serves as the main entrance for the addition and the building. A low brick wall, suppports planting beds around the addition , at other sections it is in direct contact with the foundation forming a less landscaped plinthe. The rest of the building is surfaced in a concrete stucco, Roofs and parapets viewable from the ground level are covered with standing seam metal roofing. Portions of interior flat roofs viewable from the air are covered with what appears to be an a torch down asphaltic membrane or similar type of roofing. 'It could also be a synthetic PVC or rubber

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I membrane material painted with a reflective coating.

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliciibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006 ; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 217/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter. Accessed 5/3120 1 0. http://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors. html. Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/312 0 1 0 . http ://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/20 1 0. http ;llcommunities.aia.orglsites/hdoaalwiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd400328 1 .aspx.

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southwest elevalion

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Kreidler Hall to the right.

View o f west end of North Elevation

West Elevation-across 8th Avenue Court South

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Comments:

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View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

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View of

North Elevation

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View of

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Common Hall

I ngram Hall 路 North Elevation 路 View looking to the

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LOWEH CAMPUS:

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P LU LOWER CAMPUS

The PLU Lower Cam pus is com prised of e leven bui l d i ngs that fo rm two distinct a reas: (1) the acade mic/ath l etic a rea, and ( 2 ) a reside ntial a re a . The academic/ath letic a rea i ncl udes the M o rken Ce nte r, Reike Scie nce Ce nter, Memorial Gymnasi u m , the Swi m m ing Pool, Olson Auditori u m a n d the Co l u m b i a Ce nter. The reside ntia l a rea incl u des Foss H a l l, Pfl u ege r H a l l, Ti ngelstad H a l l and South Hal l . M ost l ower campus buildi ngs date fro m mid 20th century a n d include some of the newest a n d l a rgest bui ldings on ca mpus. This l a rge section of the ca m p u s is s l otted for most of the future growt h . The re is a notice a b l e shift fro m u p per t o l ower cam pus, a nd a ltho ugh the two a re stitched a t t h e ends a n d in the mid d le, the sepa ration seems com plete . Everything t h a t m a kes the u p p e r c a m p u s traditional, co hesive a nd intimate is la cking i n the lowe r c a m p u s . There is no sense of a n ove rriding p l a n, la ndscape is missing a n d the buildings have departed fro m the si m p l e p a l ette fo und in the upper campus. Some factors for the lack of sca le a n d cohesion a re : •

• •

An u n li mited site with no distinct edges. I n a p p ro p riate ma ssi ng that ove rwhelms h u m a n sca l e . Random a n d i m m ature la ndsca pe.

A l l th ese e l e ments add u p to negative i m pression of the l owe r campus a n d l ess regard fo r the va l u e of the struct u res even though a n u m be r a re sign ificant. The lower campus is a n a rea w h e re ca refu l ly designed and sited new structures wil l e n h a n ce the existing nota ble residential b ui l dings, especia l ly Ti nge l stad H a l l . FUTURE WORK

The present M aste r P l a n ca l l s fo r the event u a l remova l of the Memoria l Gymnasium, the Co l u m bia Center a nd the Swi m ming Poo l . All of these buildi ngs s uffe r fro m the infi l l and lack of la ndscape a ro u n d them . If they m ust be demolished they sho u l d be ca refu l l y photogra phed, the p l a n s recorded and the as-bu i lt plans recorded and a rchived . Of the t h ree bui ldings the M e m o r i a l Gymnasi u m is the most s ignifica nt a nd remains a l most u ndimi nis hed i ntegrity of its i m porta nt e ntry e levati o n . If the bui ldi ng could be reco nfig u red for fut u re use the U nive rsity would save a nota b l e structure.

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MORKEN CENTER - 2006 (Rittergrup 20 10) D ESCRIPTION T h i s 53, 100 s q u a re foot i rregu l a r s h a ped t h ree sto ry b u i l d i n g is roughly in the form of a " u " with the o p e n

e n d fa c i n g t h e east . The n o r t h w i n g, m o re modern i n i t s m et a l a n d g l a s s clad d i ng, a n d t h e s o u t h wing w i t h b r i c k v e n e e r a n d ga b l ed r o o f a re co n n ected b y a glazed pavi l i o n o n t h e west s i d e of t h e b u i l d i ng . A loggia

c o n n ects the m a i n east entry, fa cing Rieke H a l l , and other a ca d e m i c a reas of l ower c a m p u s with the i n t e r i o r atri u m . T h e i nterior cou rtyard and a l l t h e l a ndscape is composed of water - conservi n g nat ive p l a nts. C o m p l eted in 2006, M o rken H a l l e m bodies the d i rection PLU wants to take its n ew fa c i l ities w h i c h is cutting e d g e tech n o l ogy, s u sta i n a b i l ity a n d context u ra l ism, Ach iev i n g L E E D g o l d b y virtue of e n e rgy effi cient e n g i n e e r i n g a n d a rc h itect u r a l d esign; M o rken H a l l is we l l d eta i l ed , modern a n d sits co mforta bly wit h i n t h e context of its U p per Ca m p u s p redecessors i n terms of scale, massing and m a t e ri a l s . In t h e fut u re t h i s b u i l d i ng may l i kely be e l i g i b l e fo r N a t i o n a l Register n o m i n a t i o n .

H ISTORY M o rken Center, n a m ed for D o n a n d Wanda M o rken, is o n e of t h e most recent b u i l d i ngs on t h e U n iversity C a m p u s and i s i n d i ca t ive of t h e fu t u re d i rection fo r the c a m p u s . The b u i l d i ngs pu rpose i s to h o u s e a n d i ntegrate t h e Busi ness, M a t h , Comp uter Science a n d E n g i n ee ri n g Depa rtm e n ts u n d e r a s i n g l e roof. T h e light fi l l ed a n d envi ro n menta l ly sen sitive d esign ea rned LE E D cert i fication b y a p p ly i n g s u sta i n a bl e siti ng, materia ls, syst e m s and l a ndscape considera t i o n s to a l l a s pects of the project. The a rc h itect, Z i m m e r, G u n s u l , F rasca (ZG F), is a l a rge Pacific Northwest fi r m with offi ces i n t h roughout t h e U n ited States. ZGF was a l so resp o n s i b l e for t h e M a ry B a ke r Russell M u sic Center ( 1994).

PLU H ISTO R I C R E S O U R C E I N VE NTO RY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Morken Center

[LOCATION SEC�

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Field Site No. .:li

OAHP No, : Common Name:

Morken Center

Historic Name:

Pro perty Add ress : Cou nty

Morken Center Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #3 1 , Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #3 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03E

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone :

1Q

Sequence: Tax No.!Parcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acquisition Code:

GPS

Northing : 5221 486

1 Easti ng : 541 934

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/B lock/Lot

9 1 75000840?

r[DENTiFICA TION SECTION--"

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's N ame:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classificat ion: Building

Date Recorded :

Resource Status

3/1/201 0

Comments

Surve¥il nventory

Within a D i strict? Contributi ng? National Register Nomination :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

[DESCRIPTION SECTION[ Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

P la n : Irregular Structural System: Changes to plan:

View of

NO. of Stories:

P hotography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No,):

Comments:

Steel I ntact

Changes to original cladd i n g :

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East Elevation

Changes to interior: I ntact

I ntact

Changes to other:

Style

Modern - Contemporary Modern - Minimal Traditional

Form/Type Commercial - Ca mpu s

Modern - Postmodero Page 1 of 2

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I ntact

Cladding

at 12 180 Park A ve 5, #3 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Morken Center

Other (specify) : Roof Material

Foundation

Brick - Stretcher Bond

INARRA TIVE SECTIO� Study Unit

Date Of Construction : Architect:

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Religion

Roof Type

Asphalt ( Composition - Built Up

Concrete - Poured

Lutheran

l

Gable

2006

Zimmer, Gunsul. Frasca Partnership

Builder: Sellen construction Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local):

No

P roperty potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

The Morken Center is named for Don and Wanda Morken. Its development consultant was Lorig & Associates, well known for a variety of project types throughout the Pacific Northwest including South Hall and the Garfield Block (Bookstore) for PLU. The architect was Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca (ZGF) a well known Pacific Northwest coporate architecture firm with offices in Portland and Seattle. ZGF was also responsible for the Mary Baker Russell Music Center. The Cont ractor was Sellen construction also well known in the region. The building houses the Business, Math and Computer Science & Enginnering Departments. The light filled and environm entally sensitive building earned a L E E D Gold certification b y using low VOC interior finishes, grey water landscape irrigation and geothermal heat pump for cooling and heating. It was t h e first building in Pierce County to be earn that level of certification. On April 2 1 , 2005 a topping out and beam signing ceremony was held for the Morken Center. June 6, 2006 was proclaimed as Pacific Lutheran University Day by the Pierce County Council in recognition of the opening of the Morken Center.

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

This 53, 1 00 square foot i rregular shaped building is roughly in the form of a "u" with the open end facing the east. The north wing, with metal and glass cladding is joined to the southern wing which has brick veneer cladding and gabled roof by a glazed connection on the west side. On the south side of the north wing a glazed loggia attaches the main east entry, facing Rieke Hall, and other academic areas of lower campus with the interior atrium in the glazed connection at the west end of the building. The interior courtyard of the building is planted with water conserving native plants. On the east side of the building a new grass and concrete path landscape was planted to redefine the ever expanding southwest edge of campus proper.

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acoma Public Library. Accessed February 7 , 20 1 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County BUildings Index, ht1p:l/search .tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890- 1 990, Pacific Lutheran University P ress , Mlthun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; PaCific Lutheran UniverSity. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0 . "PLU Timeline". ht1p:llwww.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; http://www.plu.edu/-morken/fact-sheet.html; Pierce County Assessor -

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WILLIAM 0

R I E KE S C I E N C E C E N T E R - 1985

(R,ttergrup 2010) DESC R I PT I O N

Rieke Science Center is located in t h e lower c a m p u s a rea of Pacifi c Luthera n U n i ve rs ity. It is e a st of t h e M o rk e n C e n t e r a n d n o rt h of O l son A u d itori u m a n d t h e swi m m i ng poo l . I t s m a i n a x i s exte n d s n o rth t o s o u t h a n d i s c a p p e d b y a g a b l ed roof p u n ctua ted w i t h reg u l a r d o rm e rs t h at a p p e a r to h i d e m e c h a n i c a l e q u i p m e n t a n d fo rms t h a t represe n t c h i m n ey blocks; w h i c h , i n stead of b ri c k, a re c l a d i n m et a l a n d a p p e a r to b e u se d f o r ven t i l a t i o n . O n the west side of t h e b u i l d i ng, a c e n t ra l wing exte n d s with t h ree d o rm e rs a n d a ro u n d ed, m a so n ry ra i l ed ba l cony a b ove t h e m a i n e n t ra n ce. R i e k e i s a l a rge b u i l d i ng t h a t t h e a rc h itects tried to b l e n d with the context of the site by using a n h i storic b rick motif that for reasons of sca l e a n d c h o i ce of fi n ishes fa i l s t o a c h i eve the desi red results. R i e k e h a l l is a c o n t r i b u t i n g struct u re n ot e l i g i b l e for N a t i o n a l Register n o m i n a t i o n . H I STO RY

W i l l i a m O . R i e k e H a l l is n a m ed for fo r m e r U n iversity Presi d e n t a n d a l u m n u s W i l l i a m O . Rieke ( 19 32-200 6 ) . H e w a s we l l k n o w f o r i s rese a rc h i n c e l l a n d t r a n s p l a n t bio logy. T h e b u i l d i ng was c o n structed to h o u s e t h e e v e r expa n d i n g n ee d s f o r science research a n d education on the grow i n g c a m p u s . Architect u r a l ly it is t h e most fo r m a l post-modern b u i l d i n g o n c a m p us, w h i c h t a k e s i t s i m agery from a G e o rg i a n styled H a l l a n d l o osely ada pts those features s u c h a s sym metry, b rick, dorme rs, porticoes a n d great gathered c h i m ney stacks to a science research b u i l d i n g . The a rc h itect, Broome, O r i n gd u l p h, O'To o l e, Rudolf & Associates ( BOORA) i s a well known Port l a n d based firm t h a t speci a l i zes i n academic b u i l d i n gs. T h e i r work i n cl u des

various c a m p u s b u i l d i n gs a t t h e U n iversity of O rego n , Stanford U n i versity a n d seve ra l U n i versity of Ca l ifo r n i a c a m p uses.

PLU H I STO R I C RESO U RCE I N V E NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

William 0. Rieke Science Center

iLOCATfON SECTION

Field Site No. 32

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OAHP No. : Common Name:

William 0. Rieke Science Center

Historic Name :

William 0. Rieke Science Center

Property Add ress: Cou nty

Comments:

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03E

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q

Sequence: Tax No.!Parcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acqu isition Code:

1 Easting : 542046

GPS

Northing : 5221 486 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

1 .46

3 1 0000348 1

IfiiENTIFICA TION SECTION

Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder :

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1/20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

PacifLc Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classificat ion: BuilQing

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/I nventory

W ithin a District? Contributi ng? National Register Nominatio n :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

fEESCRIPTION SECTIONJ

Historic Use:

Education - College

Cu rrent Use:

Education - College

P l a n : Irregular Structural System :

Changes to plan :

No. of Stories:

I ntact

Changes to interior: Unknown

Changes t o windows:

I ntact

I ntact

Changes to other:

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

East Elevation

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.!Frame No.):

g

Comments:

Unknown

Changes to original cladding :

Page 1 of 2

View of

Style

Modern - Postmodern

Olson Auditorium can be seen to the left and Mary Russell Music Center to the right. Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

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William 0. Rieke Science Center

Foundation

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Concrete - Poured

Roof Material

Roof Type

Metal - Standing Seam Asphalt I Composition - Built Up

Veneer - Brick

INARRA TIVE SECTIONj Study Unit

at

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian I Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

Gable Flat with Parapet

1 985

Broome, Oringdulph, O'Toole, Rudolf & Associates

Bu ilder: Engineer: CH2M-Hill. Corvallis O R

Pro perty appears t o meet criteria for the National Regi ster o f Historic Places: No Pro perty is located i n a potential historic district (National and/or loca l ) :

Unable to Determine

Property potentially contri butes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

William O. Rieke Hall is named for former University President and alum William O. Rieke ( 1 932-2006). He was well known for his research in cell and transplant biology, The building was constructed to house ever expanding needs for science research.and education on the growing campus, Architecturally it is probably one of the most formal post足 modern structures on campus,and takes its imagery from a Georgian styled Hall. Some spaces were remodeled as part of a $500,000 W . M . Keck Foundation grant in 1 9981 999 that paid for various earth science and astronomical research facilitiess within Rieke and the new Keck Observatory. . The architect, Broome, Oringdulph, O'Toole, Rudolf & Associates (BOORA) is a well known Portland based firm whose work i s known throughout the Pacific Northwest. Their work includes the National Freedom Center Museum , Cincinnati Ohio, as well as buildings on the University of Oregon, Stanford, University of Texas and several University of California campuses. Other design consultants included Structural Engineer - CH2M-Hill, Corvallis, OR; Mechanical Engineer - Peterson Associated Engineers, Portland, OR; Electrical Engineer 足 Interface Engineering, Inc" Portland, O R ; and Acoustical Engineer - Cliff Sroka, Acoustical Engineering - Portland, O R ,

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

Rieke Science Hall is located in t h e lower campus area of Pacific Lutheran University. It is t o t h e east o f t h e Morkin Center and t o the north of Olson Auditorium and the swimming pool. Its main axis ex1ends north to south along with its gabled roof. The majority of the building is clad in brick veneer with a running bond, On the east side of the building there are equally spaced dormers that appear to hide mechanical equipment and forms that recall the imagery of historic chimney blocks clad in metal and are used for mechanical ventilation. On the west side of the buiding a wing ex1ends with a three dormers and a rounded, masonry railed balcony above the main entrance. To the south a curved portion encloses the main lecture hall for the building along with shops and storage.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary,org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun, October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pacific Lutheran University. Death of President Emeritus Wiliiam O. Reike. Accessed May 1 , 2009. http://news,plu .edu/node/843;Pierce County Assessor; BOORA. Accessed 5/1 0/20 1 0. http://www.boora.com/.

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OLSON AU D ITOR I U M - 1969

DESC R I PTION

(Rlttergrup 2010)

The 49,500 sq u a re foot, i rreg u l a r rect i l i n ea r s h a ped b u i l d i n g is located to t h e n o rt h of 124th south a n d j u st to t h e west o f sw i m m i n g pool b u i ld i ng. With t h e except i o n o f t h e e n tr a n ce a n d north s i d e o f t h e b u i l d i ng t h ere is very l ittle g l a z i n g o n t h e b u i l d i ng . The existi n g glazed e l e m e n ts a n d o t h e r deta i l s a re set in p recast c o ncret e . O n the n orth s i d e o f t h e b u i ld i n g, p re cast p a n e l s form a brise-so l e i l s u n screen, with vert i c a l fins o n e i t h e r side o f the windows. T h e sa m e material i s used a t t h e entrance a n d for t h e p i l a sters su p porting the l a rge central mass. Apart from t h ese e l eme nts t h e b u i l d i ng i s clad i n a r u n n i n g bond brick veneer. T h e rect i l i n e a r massing of the b u i ld i ng a l so i n c l udes freesta n d i n g sta i r e l e m e nts with rounded corn ers a n d m i n o r e ntrances sym metrica l l y p l a ced o n all t h e b u i l d i n g corners. The east entry canopy has t icket booths set within t h e s u p p o rt colu m n s for t h e l a rge precast canopy. O l so n Auditori u m would be consid ered a t a m e exa m p l e of 1960s Bruta l i s m w h i c h typ ically s h u n n e d a n y decora t ive o r fi n i s h ed elem ents in l i e u of raw u nfin ished con crete. The b u i l d i ng is contri b u t i n g but not eligible for N a t i o n a l Register n o m i n a t i o n . H ISTORY Olson Aud itori u m is n a m e d for Clifford O. Olson, coa c h a n d a t h letic d i rector from 1929 to 1948. The a u d itori u m was b u i lt i n response to t h e ever i n c reasing n eeds of t h e exp a n d i n g ca m p u s i n t h e post-World Wa r II era and co n t i n u e s to h ost l a rge a t h letic, a rts and a c a d e m i c events. The se n sitive u se of m ateria l s

w i t h i n a restricted materials p a l let l ivens u p w h a t wo u l d o n t h e s u rface b e a very b l a nd b u i l d i ng . O l s o n Aud itori u m w a s designed b y R o bert B i l l s brough Price ( 1 9 1 5 - 1 9 8 1 ), a n oted Tacoma Arch itect, w h o w a s consid ered t h e m o s t p ro l ific a rc h itect i n t h e Tac o m a a rea f r o m t h e 1950s t o t h e 1970s. H e w a s a gra d uate of t h e U n iversity of W a s h ington and M IT's Arc h itect u re Progra m s . B i l lsbrough's wife, Joa n, a l so a l i ce n sed a rc h itect, worked with h i m and was respon s i ble for many of the i n teriors. Price's fi rm d e signed a n u m ber of PLU b u i l d i ngs i n c l u d i ng the Swi m m i n g Pool ( 1 965) a nd Ti ngelstad Hall ( 1 9 6 7 ) .

PLU H ISTO R I C RESO U R C E I N VE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Olson Auditorium

[LOCA TJoN SEcTiONI

Field Site No. 40

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OAHP No. : Common Name:

Olson Auditorium

Historic Name:

Property Address : Cou nty

Olson Auditorium Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. #40, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Township/Range/EW Section

P i e rce

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #40, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

07

T04 R06E

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone : 1Q

Sequence:

Tax No./Pa rcel No,

Spatial Type: Point

Acqu isition Code:

1 Easting: 542089

GPS

Northing: 522 1 362 Acreage

Supp lemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

3 1 000035 1 1

N S__ EC_T._I_O_N_----I--, IO__ IF._I_C_A__ ,-�ID T._ T._ _E_N__

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address :

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Luth eran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98447

Classification : Building

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/lnventorv

Within a D i strict? No Contribu1i ng? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

iDESCRIPTION SECTION i Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan : I rregular Structural System : Changes t o plan :

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No'/Frame No.):

No. of Stories:

Comments:

Mixed Intact

Changes to interior: Unknown

Changes t lO orig inal cladding :

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

South Elevation looking northwest

Intact

Changes to other:

Style

Modern - Brutalism

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

Modern - Postmodern Changes to windows: Page 1 of 3

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladding

Olson Auditorium

Foundation

Veneer - Brick

Concrete - Poured

I NARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

at

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #40, Parkland (Tacoma. WA 9844 7

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

Private Colleges and Universi

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

Flat with Parapet

1 969

Robert Billsbrough Price, Tacoma

Builder: Strom Construction Company. Tacoma Engineer: Skilling, Helle, Christiansen & Robertson, Seattle

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Regi ster of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic d istrict (National and/or local):

Unable to Determine

Property potenti ally contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Named for Clifford O. Olson, coach and athletic directo( from 1 929 to 1 948, Olson Auditorium was designed by Robert Billsborough Price, a noted Tacoma Architect of the mid20th century. The building itself continues to host athletic, arts and academic events and was built in response to the ever increasing needs of the expanding campus in the post足 World War II era. The sensitive use of materials within a restricted pallette livens up su rface. Robert Billsbrough Price ( 1 9 1 5- 1 981 ) was considered to be the most prolific architect in the Tacoma area from the 1 950s to the 1 970s . He was a graduate of the University of Washington and Massachusetts I nstitute of Technology's Architecture Programs. He was published several times and his wife Joan , also a licensed architect, worked with him in the firm and was responsible for many of the i nteriors. I n 1 966, Price was the first architect in Tacoma to be honored as a Fellow of the American I nstitute of Architects. Price's firm was responsible for Olson Auditorium ( 1 969) , Swimming Pool ( 1 965) and Tingelstad Hall ( 1 967) at Pacific Lutheran University. The Swimming Pool was featured in the July 1 966 issue of Progressive architecture for "returning nature to the indoor pool." James C . Tsang previously worked in Robert Billsbrough Price's office on a great many of his PLU projects including the Olson Coliseum and Tingelstad Hall. The Tsang Partnership carried out the remodel of the lower portion of the University Center i ncluding the Scandinavaian Center in 1 989, as well as performing a feasability study of East Campus. Richard Haag and Associates was the Landscape Architect. This firm is known nationally and internationally for its work including Gas-Works Park i n Seattle, WA, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA and founder of the University of Washington Landscape Architecture Department. Arnold N. Bogue was the mechanical and electrical engneer for the project. EA Wetherill was the acousitical engineer, David Christian was the TV & radio sound engineer. Skilling, Helle, Christiansen & Robertson, Seattle was the structural engineer. According to the October 2 1 , 1 967 Portland, Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce the following contractors were the apparent low bidders for the project: General Contractor - Strom Construction Company, Tacoma , ; Mechanical Contractor - H-K Western, Tacoma; Electrical Contractor - Totem Electric, Tacoma

Description of Physical Appearance

The 49,500 square foot, irregular rectilinear shaped building is located to the north of 1 24th south and just to the west of swimming pool building. With the exception of the entrance and north side of the building there is very little glazing on the building. The windows and and other openings are detailed with precast concrete 1 cast stone frames. The north side of the building thas a brise soleil sunscreen, with vertical fins on either side of the windows. The same material is used for the entrance at the structure and the pilasters that support the large central mass. Apart from these elements the building is clad in running bond brick veneer. The rectilinear massing of the building also includes rectangular with rounded corners stairways and minor entrances to the building near the corners, symmetrically placed about the building. The exceptions to the building symmetry are the west wing and the entry canopy with ticket booths acting as the outboard support columns to the large pre-cast concrete structure above. The main space within the building is the auditorium 1 gym with stage. It is surrounded on its periphery by offices, 7 classrooms and is separated by a field house area by a row of handball and squash courts.

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Major Bibliographic References

Page 3 of :3

Olson Auditorium

at

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #40, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890- 1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. " P LU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; docomomo wewa. "Price, Robert Billsbrough". Accessed5/5/201 o. http://www.docomomo-wewa.org/architects_detail.php?id= 73. Pacific Lutheran University Archives, Mortvedt Library 3rd Floor.

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1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #40, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

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View of

South Elevation

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

View of

West Elevation

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

Comments:

View of

composite photograph

North Elevation

taken 3/ 1 /201 0

View of

North Elevation Detail

Photog raphy Neg. N o (Ro l l No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

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taken 3/1 /20 1 0


Additional Photos for: Olson Auditorium

View of

Partial East Elevation showing Plaza

at Olson Auditorium

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

View of

Main entry and Ticketing Area on East Elevation .

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Comments:

Comments:

View of

Partial East Elevation 路 showing Main Entrance

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

View of

Ticket Booths

Photog raphy Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.1 Frame No.):

Comments:

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Jim Mcnett Photorqraphi nq Entrance

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

J

taken 3/1 /20 1 0


SWI M M I N G POOl D E SCRIPTION

1965

( R ittergrup 2010)

The 12, 500 sq u a re foot s i n g l e story b u i l d i n g's p u r pose is to provi d e shelter for the pool a n d its serva n t fea t u res i n d u d i n g locker r o o m s a n d m e c h a n i c a l s p a c e f o r t h e heating, c i r c u l a t i o n a n d treat m e n t of t h e pool w a t e r . The r u n n i n g bond b rick ve n ee r c o m p letely s u r r o u n d s the B u c k m i n ster F u l l e r i n s p i red roof c o m p osed of m U l t i p l e i n terco n n ected pyra m i d forms, fo r m i n g both ridges and va l l eys . The b u i l d ing i s a l most windowless a n d t h e exterior wa l l's a re c o m p l etely com posed of r u n n i n g b o n d brick v e n e e r . This b u i l d i n g is contri b u t i n g b u t not eligible for N a t i o n a l Register n o m i n a t i o n . H ISTORY

The Swi m m i n g Pool was funded by st u d e nt assess m e n ts a n d p l edges. The Swi m m ing Pool was designed by Rob ert B i l lsbrough Price ( 1 9 1 5-1981)' a noted Tacoma Arc h i,tect, who was consid ered the most p r o l ific a rc h itect in the Ta coma a rea fro m the 1950s to the 1970s. H e was a g ra d u a te of the U n iversity of Washi ngto n a n d M IT's Architect u re Progra ms. B i l lsbrough's wife, Joan, a l so a l i censed a rc h itect, worked with h i m a n d was res p o n s i b l e for m a n y of t h e firms i n teriors.

Price's firm d esigned a n u m b er of PLU

b u i l d i n gs i n c l u d i ng Olson Aud itori u m ( 1 969) a n d Tingelstad Hall ( 1967).

P L U H ISTO R I C RESOURCE I N VENTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for [

Swimming Pool

I

at

Field Site No. .1l

LOCA TION SECTION

OAHP No.:

Swimming Pool

Historic Name:

Property Address: County

Common Name:

Swimming Pool

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #41, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Townsh i p/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #4 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

1/4 Sec

Comments:

1 /4 1/4 Sec

Coordinate Reference

Quadrangle

09

T 1 9R03E

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q

Spatial Type: Point

Sequence: Tax N'o.lParcel No.

I

:!DENTIFICA TION SECTION

Acreage

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98447

Classification: B_uilding

GPS

North ing : 522 1 369

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

9 1 750DOD1 ]

Acquisition Code:

1 Eastin g : 542 1 34

Date Recorded :

Resource Status

3/1 /201 0

Comments

Survey/Inventory

Within a D i strict? Contributi ng? National Reg 'ister Nomination:

Local Dist rict: National Register DistrictIThematic Nomination Name:

[DESCRIPTION SECTION Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

P l a n : Rectangle Structural System : Changes t o plan :

No. of Stories:

Intact

Changes t o windows:

Unknown

Changes to other:

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

Comments:

Changes to interior: Unknown

I ntact

East Elevation and Plaza looking northwest

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No.):

1

Mixed

Changes t o orig inal cladd ing :

Page 1 of 2

View of

Unknown

Style

Modern - Folded Plate/Thin Shell

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

Other (specify):

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Swimming Pool

Cladding

Roof Material

Foundation

Veneer - Brick

Asphalt I Composition - Built Up

Concrete - Poured

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Education Ethnic Heritage Religion

Roof Type

Flat with Parapet Varied Roof Lines

INARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #4 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Other -------P riv ate Colleges & U nlversiďż˝

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian Lutheran

ďż˝

Date Of Construction : Architect:

1 965

Robert Billsbrough P rice

Builder: Strom Construction Company, Tacoma? Engineer: Whitacre Engineers, Inc.

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Regi ster of Historic Places: Yes Property is l ocated in a potential historic district (National and/or local):

No

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Funded by student assessments and pledges, the Swimming Pool building was designed by one of the great Tacoma Architects, Robert Billsbrough Price, considered the most prolific architect in the Tacoma area from the 1 950s to the 1 970s, He was a graduate of the University of Washington and Massachusetts I nstitute of Technology's Architecture Programs. His wife, Joan also a licensed architect, worked with him in the firm and was responsible for many of the interiors. I n 1 966, Price was the first architect in Tacoma to be honored as a Fellow of the American I nstitute of Architects, Price's firm was responsible for Olson Auditorium ( 1 969), Swimming Pool ( 1 965) and Tingelstad Hall ( 1 967) at Pacific Lutheran U niversity. The Swimming Pool was featured in the July 1 966 issue of Progressive Architecture for "returning nature to the indoor pool ." The other design consultants include the following: Structural Engineer - Whitacre Engineers, I n c . ; Mechanical Engineer - Clark M . Davis & Associates. Strom Construction Company of Tacoma was the apparent low bidder; though not confirmed as the General Contractor,

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

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The PLU Swimming Pool is located to the west of Memorial Gym and to the east of Olson Auditorium, Between memorial Gym and the Swimming Pool is located Mills Plaza which was constructed at the same time. The 1 2,500 square foot single story building's purpose is to provide shelter for the pool and its servant features including locker rooms and mechanical space for the heating, circulation and treatment of the pool water. The running bond brick veneer completely surrounds the Buckminster Fuller inspired roof composed of multiple i nterconnected pyramid forms, forming both ridges and valleys. The building is almost windowless and the exterior walls are completely composed of running bond brick veneer. Novel design features include a T-shaped pool to meet PLU's programmatic requirements, electric boilers for heating both water and air, 1 1 ' windows to allow as much of t.he outside views and light inside as possible, and double glulam arches for the roof structure with a gap between each pair which ,formed part of the ceiling 1 roof vent system .

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary,org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master P l an October 2006; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Accessed 217120 1 0. " PLU Timeline". http://www,plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pierce County Assessor; Tacoma Public Library. "Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index" Accessed 4/29/201 0, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary,org/buildings/bldg1 up.asp?n=22929; docomomo wewa, "Price, Robert Billsbrough", Accessed 5/5/201 O . http://www.docomomo-wewa.org/architects_detail.php?id=73

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North Elevation

at

taken 3/1/20 1 0

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S. #4 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

View of

taken 31 1 /20 1 0

East Elevation

P hotography Neg. iNo ( R o l l No.lFrame No.):

with Names Fitness Center. Olson Center and Rieke Hall

Comments: ---- ----

View of

taken

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No. ) :

Photography Neg. N o ( R o l l No.lFrame No.) :

Comments:

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M E MORIAL G YM NASI U M - 1 947 / 1984 ( Ritte rgrup 2010) DESC R I PTION The 40,900 sq u a re foot t h ree story M e mo r i a l Gymna s i u m is a l most sq u a re in p l a n with a p roje cting s i n g l e story wing o n t h e west side. T h e complex i s located to t h e east o f t h e Swi m m i n g Pool, to t h e west of Foss and Pfl ueger H a l ls, and n o rt h of the golf c o u rse. I t is a modern c o m p osition of sym metrical e l ements that step down from t h e t a l l est e 1l e m e n t i n t h e midd le, to side e l eme nts conta i n i n g c i rc u l a t i o n and sma l l e r spaces. S o m e of t h e l ights i n t h e steel w i n d ows a re p a i nted over with w h ite p a i n t . On t h e east s i d e of t h e b u i l d i ng t h e re is a s m a l l C M U u t i l ity shed. N a mes F i t n ess center, added i n 1984, is a ro u n d ed stucco c l a d recta ngu l a r mass attached to t h e n o rt h side of M e m o r i a l Gym. I t a l most t h e sa me footp r i n t but is l o w e r i n height. T h e rounded recta n g u l a r mass with h igh s t r i p c l e restory w i n d ows a p pears to h o v e r o v e r a s m a l l e r, lower m a ss set a b ove t h e step seating a rea t h a t faces t h e la rge spo rts field to t h e n o rt h . T h e N a mes a d d it i o n shows t h e i n fluence of Aldolf Loos a n d Le Corbusier who were enj oyi n g a brief revival at t h e t i m e it was designed. T h e M e m o r i a l Gym n a s i u m is a co n t r i b u t i n g struct u re to t h e c a m p u s a n d possibly a ca n d i d ate for N a t i o n a l Register n o m i n a t i o n for its i n tegrity a n d sign ifica nce.

H ISTORY M e m o r i a l Gym, an exa m p l e of m o d e r n e a rc h itectu re, was b u i l t after the end of World War I I , fo l l o w i n g a 1946 fire in t h e p revi o u s gy m n a s i u m b u i l d i ng which destroyed sports e q u i p m e n t a n d science l a b o rato r i es in t h e basement. The l ettered g l a ss pa nes on either side of t h e front e l eva t i o n o rigi n a l ly s p e l l e d " P LC" fo r Pacific Lutheran Col lege i n stead of t h e cu rrent " P L U " . Lege n d has it that t h e pa nes were s i m ply rotated to save m o n ey . The b u i l d i n g was d e d icated within a month of t h e c o l l egiate Gothic Ramstad H a l l i n 1947 . I t is cu rrently h o m e to t h e A r m y ROTC offices a t P LU a n d is n a med i n h o n o r of students w h o served a s so l d i e rs d u ri n g World W a r I I . The a r c h i tect, L e a , P e a r s o n a n d R i c h a rds, was a la coma based firm com posed of t h ree p a rt n e r s : Charles W i n t h rop Lea, J r . ( 1903 - 1 9 90), Cha rles Theodore Pearson ( 1905 1994) a n d J o h n G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1908 - 1985 ) . The office was started i n 1937 a n d was t h e l a rgest firm i n Tacoma fo r many decades. The firm d id a l most all t h e b u i l d i ngs i n t h e U p per Ca m p u s and many i n the l ower; some exa m ples i n c l ude Eastvold H a l l ( 19 5 2 ) and Ra mstad Hall ( 1 947 ) . T h e N a mes F i tness Center a d d it i o n , designed by a rch itect N . Arrison in 1984, was a respo nse to t h e i n c reased need fo r space and to a cc o m modate t h e d iverse fitn ess needs of t h e expa n d i n g st u d e n t p o p u l a t i o n . I t is named for t h e p ri m a ry fu n d e rs, Scott a n d Sis N a mes of Ta coma, a n d was d e d icated i n Septe mber of 1984.

PLU H ISTO R I C R E S O U R C E I N V E NTORY JUNE 2010


at 1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #42, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Memorial Gvmnasium

Historic Property Inventory Report for

jLOCA TlON SECTION1

Field Site No.

42

OAHP No.: Common Name :

Historic Name: Memorial Gvmnasium Pro perty Address: Cou nty

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #42, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

Memorial Gvm / Names Fitness Center

T04R06E

114 Sec

114 1 14 Sec

07

Comments: Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1Q

Spatial Type:

Sequence:

Tax No./Parcel No.

1 Easting:

Point

Acquisition Code: North ing:

54 2 1 72

GPS 522 1 344

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Bloc k/Lot

Acreage

9 1 750000 1 8

ilDENTIFICA TlON SECTION Field Recorder:

J i m McNett

/

Survey Name:

Aaron Lemchen

Pacific Lutheran U n i versity

Date Recorded :

3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Paci fic Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Pa�k Avenue South

Parkland WA 98477

Classification: Building With i n a District?

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/I nventory

No

Con 'tributi ng? Nati onal Register Nomination :

Local District: Nati onal Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

-

Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Cha nges to plan:

-

- - -

ta ken

South Elevation

3/1 /20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No.):

;).

Comments:

Mixed Moderate

Cha nges to original cladding:

1

View of

No. of Stories: Strllctural System :

- -

Changes to interior: Moderate

Changes to other:

Unknown

Style Art

Deco - Streamlined Moderne

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

Modern - Corporate Modern/Slick Skin Cha nges to windows: Pag e 1 of 3

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladding

Foundation

Conqetďż˝

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #42, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Roof Material

Concrete - Poured

Roof Type

Asphalt' l Composition - Built

Veneer - Stucco

r

at

Up

Metal - Corrugated

Study Un i t

Other

E ducation

Private Colleges

E t h nic Heritage

No rwegian

R e l igion

Lutheran

/

&

U n i versitie

Flat w i t h Eaves

Date Of Construction:

1 947, 1 984

Architect:

&

Lea, Pearson

Flat with Parapet

Richards, N, Arrison

Builder:

Scandinavian

Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Property is located in a potential hi storic district (National and/or local):

Yes No

Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National andlor local): StaMment of Significance

Designed by the Tacoma firm of Lea, Pearson

&

Richards, Memori' al Gym was built after the end of World War I I , following a fire i n the previous gymnasium building which also

destroyed sports equipment and science laboratories i n the basement during 1 946, The lettered glass panes o n either side of the front elevation originally spelled "PLC" for Pacfic Lutheran College instead of the current " P L U "

Legend has it that the pane was s i mply rotated, The b u i l d i n g was dedicated i n December, a month after the dedication of

Ramstad Hall in November of 1 94 7 , It is currently home to the Army ROTC offices at P L U , It is named in honor of the P L U students who served as soldiers during World War II. Lea, Pearson

&

R i chards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partmers : Charles W i nthrop Lea, Jr, ( 1 903 - 1 990) , Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and

John Greenway Ric hards ( 1 908 - 1 985?).

An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the A m erican Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest

Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958, Pearson was President of the A l A Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973.

The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades,

The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran

University Campus and nearby includ e : M e m o rial Gym ( 1 947) , Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 9 4 7 ) , North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954 ) , Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957) , P h i l i p

E,

Hauge Ad m i nistration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960),

Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962) , Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965) , Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967) , and Stuen Hall ( 1 966 ) , The Names Fitness Center additi o n , designed by architect N , Arrison, on the south s i d e of the original building appears to have b e e n a response to n o t o n l y t h e increased need for fitness space by University Com m unity, but also in the diversity of fitness needs of the expanding student population, The contrast in architectural forms from the streamlined art-deco original building to the late googie style addition with that i s the Names Fitness Center, Its rounded flying saucer like south elevation i n contrast to recti l i n ear m ass that is the Memorial Gym , It is named for the providers of its funding, Scott and Sis Names of Tacoma and was dedicated in September of 1 984.

Description of Physical Appearance

40,900 square foot Memorial gym i s rectangular almost square building with a projecting single story wing with identical detailing and windows from west side and a composition of symmetrical, hierarchical massing of elements stepping down from the tallest element in the middle, to side elements apparently conta i n i ngl circulation and smaller spaces where circulation i s housed and a Iront massing element.

Some of the metal windows on the side are painted over wit h opaque white paint. On the east side of the building there

i s a small uitility s hed of concrete block maso n ry units that appears to house a utility entrance o r storage, Names Fitness center is a streamlined, rounded stucco clad! rectangular mass attached to the north side of M e morial Gym, It almost the same size in terms of ground floor coverage, but lower in height. The rounded rectangular m ass with high strip clerestory windows appears to hover over a smaller, lower mass which appears to hover over the large ceremonial steps theat reach down to the large green on the north side of the building, It appears to have certain ant hropormorphic qualities in the arrange m e n t of glazing and cladding finishes on its north elevation that appear to s how the i n f l uence of Aldolf Loos and Le Corbusier, The complex is located to the east of the Swi m m i n g Pool, to the west of Foss and Pflueger Halls, to the north of the golf course and to the south of the largest green within lower

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Memorial Gvmnasium

Inventory Report for

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Major Bibliographic References

at 1 2 1 80 Park Ave 5, #42, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

campus, also bordered by Rieke Hall, Olson Center, PLU S w i m m i n g Pool, and Foss Hall.

Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://searc h.tacomapubliclibrary .org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A . Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, pp. 2 1 4 . Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. "PLU timeline" Accessed 4/29/2 0 1 0 . http ://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/ 1 945-1 949.htm l ; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/312 0 1 0. http ://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors. htrnl; Tacoma Public

Library Accessed 5/3120 1 O. http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits. a s p ; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/2 0 1 0 . http ://c o m m u n ities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wikilW iki%20Pages/ahd400328 1 .aspx

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A dditional Photos for: Memorial Gvmnasium

View of

West and South Elevation with related plaza

taken

311 /20 1 0

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View of

South and East elevations

taken

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taken

3/1 /20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Pool buildingjust to the left (west) of the plaza.

North Elevation - Niemes Center Addition

View of

Comments:

taken

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View of

Detail of West Entrance on South Elevation

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No ( Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

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FOSS HAll - 1965 DESC R I PT I O N

(Rittergrup 2010)

F o ss H a l l is a 39, 700 s q u a r e foot t h ree story b u i l d i ng located to t h e n o rt h east of M e m o r i a l G y m n a s i u m, to t h e s o u t h west of U n iversity cen ter, and east of the Ri eke Center. To the s o u t h east i s Pfl euger H a l l w h i c h was b u i lt at a p p roximately t h e s a m e t i m e - b o t h res i d e n t i a l b u ild i ngs a re s i m i l a r i n m ateria ls, deta i l i n g a n d general a rc h itect u r a l vo c a b u l a ry. A t t h e m i d d l e t h ree bays a s i n g l e story co m m u n i ty r o o m p rojects fro m the e a st side of the b u i l d i n g . It is topped by an access i b l e portion of the roof. The access i b l e roof deck i s r e m i n iscent of s i m i l a r o u t d o o r roof decks the same a r c h itects provided in the U p per C a m p u s a n d at t h e adjacent Pfl euger H a l l . Foss H a l l h a s a n a rticula ted concrete fra m e with a lternating C M U wa l l s o r co n crete s p a n d re l p a n e l s a n d a l u m i n u m win dows fi l l i n g t h e bays. Foss H a l l seems iso lated i n its site a n d d evo i d o f m e a n i ngfu l l a ndscape t o m i t igate t h e relent less rigor o f t h e E a st a n d West fa cades. Like Pfl euger, Foss H a l l doesn't relate a s w e l l to its neighbors by using c o m m o n l a ndscape or materia l s a s t h e U p p e r C a m p u s res idence h a l l s . The b u i l d i ng is contributing but i s not e l i g i b l e fo r t h e N a t i o n a l Register. H I STORY

Foss H a l l was co n structed j u st before the first of the " Baby B o o m " generat i o n sta rted t h e i r co l legiate ca reer. This e ra that sta rted i n 1946 saw a n explosion i n po p u l a t i o n a long with a d ra m atica l l y i n c reased need fo r h ig h e r education, and the acco m p a nying faci l'iti es, by both p u b l i c and p rivate u n iversities. The b u i l d i ng is rep resentative of m a n y built d u ri n g t h is era to p rovide fo r t h e expa n d ing student p o p u l a t i o n . T h e a r c h itect, L e a , Pea rson a n d R i c h a rds, was a Ta coma based firm co m posed of t h ree p a rtners: C h a rles Winthrop Lea, J r. ( 1903 - 1990), C h a r l es Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1994) a n d Jo h n G reenway R i c h a rd s ( 1 908 - 1985 ) . T h e office w a s started i n 1 9 3 7 a n d w a s t h e l a rgest f i r m i n Taco m a fo r m a n y decades. T h e f i r m d i d a l mo st a l l t h e b u i l d i ngs i n t h e U p p e r C a m p u s a n d m a ny i n t h e lower; s o m e exa m p l e s i n c l u d e M e m o r i a l G y m ( 1947) a n d Ra mstad H a l l ( 1947).

PLU H ISTO R I C R E SO U RC E I N VE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

at

Foss Hall

OAHP No. :

Field Site No. 33

LOCA TION SECTION

Common Name:

Foss Hall

Historic Name:

Property Address : County

Foss Hall Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. #33. Parkland !1acoma. WA

Townsh i p/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1 2 1 80 Park Ave 5, #33, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03E

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: .1.Q Sequence:

Tax No./Parcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acquisition Code:

U nknown

Nort h i n g : 5221 346

.1.Q Eastin g : 542283

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Bl ock/Lot

9 1 7500001 6 Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran U niversity

��CA TION SECTION Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Luth eran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98477

Classificat i o n : Building

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/ I nventory

Within a Di strict? Contributil1g? National Register Nomination:

Local Dist r i ct : National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

DESCRIPTION SECTION Historic Use:

Education - Co'liege

Current Use:

Education - College

P l a n : Rectangle Structural System : Changes to plan:

Comments:

Concrete - Reinforced Concrete Intact

Changes to interior: Unknown

C h anges to windows:

Intact

Intact

Changes to other:

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East Elevation Entrance

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No'/Frame No.) :

No. of Stories:

C h anges to original cladding :

Page 1 of 3

View of

Style

Modern - Articulated Frame - Concrete

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

Other (specify):

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Foss Hall

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Foundation

Concrete - Block

Roof Material

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Concrete - Poured

Concrete - Poured

INARRA T/VE SECTION Study Unit

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S. #33. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Date Of Construction: Architect:

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Roof Type

Flat with Parapet

1 965

Lea, Pearson and Richards

Builder: Construction Engineers & Contractors, Tacoma

J

Engineer:

Property ap pears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic d istrict (National and/or local):

No

Property potenti ally contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Foss Hall along with Pflueger Hal l . was one of the last residence halls on campus designed by Lea. Pearson and Richards, the firm responsible for the majority of posl World War II buildings on the upper campus, It is a direct response to the expandi ng needs of the University in the Post-World War II era due to the G . I . Bill and the succeeeding Baby Boom Generation. Foss creates two greens on PLU's lower campus. Named for H . L. Foss. chair of Pacific Lutheran College / Pacific Lutheran University's board of regents for many years and the bishop of the North Pacific District of the American Lutheran Church from 1 932 to 1 965.

I Description of Physical Appearance

Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990) , Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and John G reenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the AlA Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the AlA in 1 973. The oHice was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades. The firms work at the Pacific Lutheran University Campus and nearby include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954 ) , Common Hall now named I ngram Hall ( 1 956) , West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957) , Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965), Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967). and Stuen Hall ( 1 966). -------

I Using the same material and detail vocabulary as its neighbor Pflueger, the 39,700 square foot Foss Hall has an expressed concrete frame with concrete block m asonry infill at

opaque bays and concrete spandrel panel and horizontal strip glazing infill at all other bays. The windows are made up of metal frames with glazing. At the middle three bays a single story community room projects from the east side of the building and it is topped by an accessible roof walk. The upper roof appears to be flat with a continuous parapet

From the dedication pamphlet for the hall and the lower campus swimming pool: " H . L. Foss Hall will house 1 88 men and will be located on the lower campus adjacent to Pflueger Hall. It will be a beautiful three-story building with an unusual interior design , every eight rooms (housing 1 6 students) will have their own study, lounge, bathroom and utility room. This is expected to create a more homelike atmosphere. The dormitory will also i nclude a social lounge, a television room , game room, sun deck, typing rooms and apartmehts for house parents. The building divides the major green on the lower campus surrounded by Rieke, Olson, the PLU pool and Names Fitness Center from a smaller opens pace surrounded by Pflueger Hall, U niversity Center and Ramstad Hall. It is located to the northeast of Memorial Gym - Names Fitness Center, to the north of Columbia Center and Ten nis Courts, and to the northeast of Pflueger Residence Hall. It is located to the south of Hi nderlie and Eastvold Halls on upper campus. The main axis of the 3-story rectilinear mass of the building runs north to south. Page 2 of 3

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Foss Hall

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1 2 1 80 Park Ave 5, #33, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search .tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings!; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu .edu/-archiveslTimeline; "Campus Tours. - Residence Halls". Accessed 4/29120 1 0 . http://www.plu.edu/about/tours/haI136.html; Pierce County Assessor; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3/201 0. http://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors.html ; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/31201 0. http://search.tacomapubliciibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3120 1 0. http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wikilWiki%20Pageslahd4003281 .aspx

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Additional Photos for: Foss Hall

View of

Foss Hall with Ramstad Hall in the Distance

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

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View of

Eaat Elevation

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Comments:

Comments:

View of

Partial East Elevation

taken 3/ 1 /2010

P hotog raphy Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

Showing J ransformer vault and conduit for electrical supply.

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PFLEUGER HALL - 1962 (Rittergrup l010)

DESCRIPTION Pfl ueger H a l l is a 40,600 sq u a re foot t h ree story V-s haped b u i l d i ng located to the east of M e m o r i a l G y m n a s i u m , t o t h e southwest o f U n iversity center,

n o rth of Col u m b i a Center a n d east of t h e M e m o r i a l

G y m n a si u m . To t h e n o rt h west i s F o s s H a l l which w a s b u i l t at a p p roximately t h e sa me t i m e - both residential b u i l d i ngs are s i m i l a r i n materia ls, deta i l ing and general a rch itect u r a l voca b u l a ry . Pfleuger H a l l h a s two south fa c i ng t h ree stories wings a n d a n o rth w i n g t h a t steps d own from t h ree t o two stories. Pa rt of the n o rth wi ng's roof i s an accessible deck a n d is f u l l y railed off, r e m i n iscent of s i m i l a r outdoor roof d ecks the same a rch itects p rovided in the U p per Ca m p u s . A graceful cast i n p l a ce con crete egress sta i r ,i s l ocated at t h e n o rt h e n d of t h i s wing. Like Foss H a l l, Pfleuger H a l l has an a rti c u l ated concrete fra me with a lternating C M U wa l l s o r concrete spa n d rel panels and a l u m i n u m wind ows f i l l i n g t h e bays. Pfleufger seems cra m ped i n its site a n d d oesn't relate a s well to its neigh bors a s t h e U p per Ca m p u s resid e n c e h a lls. The b u i l d i n g is c o n t r i b u t i n g but is not eligible for t h e National Register. HISTORY Pfl u eg e r H a l l is n a med after p rofessor, Dr. Jesse P . Pflueger who had matri c u l ated fro m C a p i t a l U n iversity, received degrees fro m T u l a n e U n iversity, and Lei pzig U n iversity in Germany. Dr. Pfl u eger was p rofessor of religion and p h i losophy at Pacifi c Lut heran College from 1930 to 1958. Pfleuger H a l l was c o n structed j u st before the first of the " B a by Boom" generation started t h e i r c o l l egiate ca reer. This era t h a t started in 1946 saw an explosion in p o p u lation a l o n g with a d ra m atically i n creased n eed for h i g h e r education, a n d t h e acco m p a nying fa c i l it i es, b y both p u b l i c a n d p rivate u n iversities. T h e b u i l d i ng is rep resentative of m a n y b u ilt d u ri ng t h i s e r a to p rovide f o r t h e ex p a n d i n g student p o p u l a t i o n . T h e a rc h itect, Lea, Pearson a n d R i c h a rds, w a s a Taco m a based fi rm c o m p osed of t h ree p a rtners: Cha rles Winthrop Lea, J r . ( 1 903 - 1 990), C h a r les Theo d o re Pearson ( 1 905 - 1994) and J o h n G reenway Richa rd s ( 1 908 - 1985). The office was sta rted i n 1937 a n d was t h e la rgest fi r m in Ta coma for m a ny decades. The fi r m did a l most all t h e b u i l d i ngs in the U p per Ca m p u s a n d m a n y in the l ower; some exa m p l es i n c l u d e M e m o r i a l Gym ( 1 947) a n d R a m stad H a l l ( 1 947).


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Pflueger Hall

[ iOCA TlON SECTION1

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Field Site No. 43

OAHP No. : Commo n Name:

Pflueger Hall

Historic Name:

P roperty Address: County

Pflueger Hall

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #43, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Township/Range/EW Section T04 R06E

Pierce

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #43, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

07

Comments: Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: .1.Q Sequence:

Tax No.lParcel No,

Spatial Type: Point

Acqu isition Code:

.1.Q Easti n g : 542283

Unknown

Northing : 522 1 346 Acreage

Supp lemental Map(s)

P l at/Block/Lot

3 1 3000006 1

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/DENTIFICA T.l0N SECT.l0N ___________

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name :

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classificat ion : Building

Date Recorded :

Resource Status

3/1 /201 0

Comments

Survey/Inventory

Within a D istrict? No Contributi ng? National Register Nomination :

Local Dist rict : National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

1

tpESCRIPTION SECTION Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

P l an : V-Shape Structural System : C hanges to pla n :

No. of Stories:

Intact

C h anges to windows:

Changes to interior: Unknown

Intact

Changes to other:

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

North Wing Cast Concrete Stair way

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

J

Comments:

Mixed

C h anges to original cladd ing:

Page 1 of 3

View of

Style

Modern

Also shown is roof walk at third floor level

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus

Other (specify) :

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Pflueger Hall

Foundation

Concrete - B lock

Concrete - Poured

Ethnic Heritage Religion

12 180 Park A ve 5, #43, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Date Of Construction :

[NAiiRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit ----------------Educatio n

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Other

Arc hitect:

1 962

Lea, Pearson & Richards

Private College & University

Builder: Sam Bergesen Company, Tacoma

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer:

Lutheran

Flat with Parapet

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Regi ster of Historic Places: No Property is l ocated i n a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

No No

Before its dedication it was referred to as Alpha Hall, and it was to be for men only, The project was apparently not ready in time and the Director of Testing (housing) wrote a letter to various faculty members asking whether they would be willing to take in PLU students on a temporary basis until the residence hall is complete, Currently the residence hall is coeducational. Pflueger Hall is named after professor, Dr, Jesse P, Pflueger who had matriculated from Capital University, a medical degree from Tulane University, and Leipzig University in Germany, Dr, Pflueger was professor of religion and philosophy at Pacific Lutheran College from 1 930 to 1 958, The building was designed by Lea, Pearson and Richards who were responsible for the majority of buildings on upper campus that were constructed during the post-World War II era. It was constructed just before the first of the "Baby Boom" generation started their collegiate career. This era that started in 1 946 saw an explosion in population along with a dramatically increased need for higher education by both public and private universities. The building is representative of many built during this era to provide for the U niversity's expanding population. Lea, Pearson & Richards were a Tacoma architecture firm composed of three partners: Charles Winthrop Lea, Jr. ( 1 903 - 1 990) , Charles Theodore Pearson ( 1 905 - 1 994) and

I John Greenway Richards ( 1 908 - 1 985?). An award for named for Charles T. Pearson is awarded semi-annually by the American Institute of Architects (AlA) Southwest

Washington Chapter; Pearson was one of the founders of the chapter and its third President in 1 958. Pearson was President of the A l A Washington Council in 1 962 and elected to the college of Fellows of the A l A in 1 973. The office was started in 1 937 and was the largest firm in Tacoma for many decades, The firms work at the P acific Lutheran University Campus vicinity include: Memorial Gym ( 1 947), Science Building now named Ramstad ( 1 947), North now named Hong Residence Hall ( 1 954), Common Hall now named Ingram Hall ( 1 956), West Hall now named Kreidler Residence Hall ( 1 957), Philip E. Hauge Administration Building ( 1 960), Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary ( 1 960), Pflueger Hall Residence ( 1 962), Foss Residence Hall ( 1 965) , Ordal Residence Hall ( 1 967), and Stuen Hall ( 1 966). Other design consultants included the I nterior Architect Coryell Berry of Seattle. The General Contractor was Sam Bergesen of Tacoma. Other major sub-contractors included: Electrical Contractor - Connors Electric Company - Tacoma; Mechanical Contractor - The Bay Company, Tacoma; Built-In Furniture- and Furnishings - Erv Parent Company, Seattle.

Description of Physical Appearance

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Pflueger Hall is a 40,600 square foot V-shaped building located to the southeast of Foss Hall and built at approximately the same time with identical detailing and finishes. There are tennis courts to the west of Pflueger and to the south of Foss Hall. The top of t he Y is on the south side and the bottom on the north side. It is located to the east of Memorial Gymnasium and to the southwest of University center. It is north of Columbia Center and Tingelstad. The two approximately south facing wings are three stories in height while the north wing steps down from three to two stories. The remainder of the north wing's roof is an accessible walk and is fully railed off. A graceful, mi nimalist, cast in place concrete egress stair also reaches to the second floor at the north end of this wing. Like Foss Hall, this building is constructed of an articulated pre-stressed concrete and steel structural frame infilled with CMU walls where required and concrete spandrel panels and aluminum windows where openings are required. The roof is a flat roof with a parapet and asphalt composition roofing. Pflueger is one of only two residence halls on campus to have a laundry room in each wing,

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1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #43, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990. pp. 76-77. Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". Http://www.plu .edu/-archives/Timeli ne/; AlA Southwest Washington Chapter Accessed 5/3/20 1 0. http://www.aiasww.org/membership/honors.html ; Tacoma Public Library Accessed 5/3/20 1 0. http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/browseobits.asp; American Institute of Architects. Accessed 5/3/20 1 0. http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/ahd4003281 .aspx

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View of

Detail of Cast Concrete Stair on North Elevation

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taken 3/1 /20 1 0

12 1 80 Park A ve S, #43, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

View of

Partial North Elevation

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Comments:

Comments:

View o f

View of Entry Sequence from the east

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

View of

V-shaped symmetrical building. other side the same

Entry at North Winq

PhotoQlraphy Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Comments:

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View of

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at

taken 3/1 /201 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comm ents:

View of

South Partial Elevation

taken 3/1 /201 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Top of the "Y".

View of

Pflueger Hall

Comments:

taken

Entry Sequence

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No ( Ro l l No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

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RES I DE N C E HALL - 1967 ( Rittergru p-20 10)

T I N G E LSTAD

DESCRIPTION The 93,000 sq u a re foot, Ti ngelstad Resid ence H a l l is located n o rt h of So u t h H a l l , so u t h of Pfl ueger H a l l a n d d i rectly east o f Co l u m b ia Center. T h e n o rt h s i d e t h e 9-story b u i l d i ng co n t a i n s a plaza bo rdered b y a l a n dscaped w a l l a n d, on axis with t h e m a i n entra nce, a sc u l pt u re . T h e tower is c o m p o sed of sym m et r i c a l w i ngs j o i ned i n t h e m i d d l e b y a n a rrow verti c a l circu latio n core t h a t r u n s perpe n d i c u l a r to t h e residential s p i n e s . The n o rt h side of t h e core i s c l a d with a g,lass a n d metal s p a n d re l p a n e l c u rt a i n wa l l w h i le t h e so u t h s i d e i s a solid co n c rete shaft . T h e b u i l d i ng is c l a d i n brick m a so n ry veneer w h i c h rests o n a rticu lated flat co n c rete struct u ra l slabs. The ty pical fen e strati o n i s c o m posed of reg u l a rl y spa ced vert i c a l b a n d s of glass a n d metal s p a n d rels. The east and west ends of the b u i l d i n g h ave a co n t i n u o u s p rojecti n g c u rt a i n w a l l bay above t h e first fl o o r s u p p o rted by p a i rs of ' p i lotis' co l u m n s . Tingelstad, a l t h o ugh m u c h bigger t h a n s u r ro u n d i n g b u i l d i n gs, occ u p ies its site well and reca l l s t h e u p per ca m p u s res i d e n c e h a l l s better t h a n i t s neigh b o rs . It wo u l d o n l y be e n h a nced b y a d d i t i o n a l residential ,l o w rise p l a ced a ro u n d i t . T h i s b u i l d i ng i s a very g o o d exa m p l e of c a m p u s h ig h-rise d o rmitories p reva lent d u ring t h e 1960s col lege b u i l d i n g b o o m , i t is defi n i t e l y a c o n t r i b u t i n g st r u ct u re . HISTORY Ti ngelstad Residence H a l l i s named for Osca r A. Ti ngelstad w h o served a s P L U ' s President from 1928 to 1943. The b u i ld i n g was const r u cted in 1967 a n d was designed a s a m a l e -o n ly residence h a l l . The b u i l d i n g, l i ke m a ny others on ca m p us, was a d i rect expa n si o n of t h e c a m p u s p o p u l a t i o n by t h e c h i l d r e n of World W a r II vete ra n s . T h e a r c h itect, Robert B i l lsbrough Price ( 1 9 15-1981), was t h e m ost p ro l ific a rc h itect i n t h e Taco m a a rea fro m t h e 1950s to t h e 1970s. H e w a s a g ra d u a te o f t h e U n iversity of W a s h i n gt o n a n d M IT's A rc h itect u re Progra ms. He a n d h i s wife Joan, a l icensed a r c h itect w h o was responsible fo r m a n y of t h e i n teriors, b u i lt n u m e ro u s projects o n t h e PLU ca m p u s; a mo n g t h e m were O l s o n A u d i to r i u m ( 1 969), t h e Sw i m m i n g P o o l ( 19 65 ) a n d Tingelstad H a l l ( 19 6 7 ) . L i k e m a n y Price p rojects, t h e S w i m m i n g Pool was p u b l i s h ed and its i n te rio rs w e re fea t u red in the J u ly 1966 issue of Progressive a rc h itectu re for " ret u rn i n g n a t u re to t h e i n d o o r p oo l . "

P L U H I STO R I C R ESO U RCE I N V E NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Tinglestad Hall

�CATION SECTION I

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Field Site No.

OAHP No. : Commo n Nam e:

Tinglestad Hall

Historic Name:

Property Address:

Pierce

Tinglestad Hall Comments:

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S. #5 1 . Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98447

Townshi p/Range/EW Section

County

1 2 1 80 Park A ve S, #5 1, Parkland (Tacoma. WA 984 4 7

1 /4 Sec

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T04R06E

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q

Sequence: Tax No.lParcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acqu isition Code:

1Q Eastin g : 542308

Unknown

Northing: 5221 1 83 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

3 1 3000009 1

rtfiENTIFICA TION SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

J im McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's N ame:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98477

Classification: B u ildi ng

Date Recorded :

Resource Status

3/1 /201 0

Com ments

Survey/l nventorv

Within a D i strict? No Contributing? National Reg ister Nom i nation :

Local District: National Reg ister DistrictlThematic Nomination Name :

!OESCRIPTION SECTION Historic U s e :

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan : Irregular Structural System : Changes to plan :

No. of Stories:

,I ntact

Changes to interior: Unknown

Ch anges to windows:

I ntact

Intact

Changes to other:

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North E levation

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

Concrete - Reinforced Concrete

Changes to original cladding :

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Style Modern - Articulated Frame - Concrete

Form/Type Commercial - Campus

Other (specify):

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Histor;c Property Inventory Report for Cladd i ng

Tinqlestad Hall

Foundation

Brick

Concrete - Poured

Concrete - Poured

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1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #5 1, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Roof Material

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Roof Type

Flat with Eaves

Stone - Cast Glass - Curtain Wall Metal

[NARRA TIVE SECTION --,

Study Unit

ducation

Other

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Ethnic Heritage

Religion

Date Of Construction :

Private Colleges & Universitie

Architect:

1 967

Robert Billsbrough Price

Builder: K EW Construction Company

Norwegian / Scandinavian ______

n�_________� L� u� th� e� ra� �

Engineer: Skilling, Helle, Christianson, & Robertson

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Property is l ocated i n a potential historic d i strict (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic d i strict (National and/or local) : Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

Tingelstad Residence Hall is named for Oscar A. Tingelstad who served as PLU's P resident from 1 928 to 1 943. The building was constructed in 1 967 and was i nitially male-only, it cost approximately 2 million dollars with financing by the U,S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The building like many others on campus was a direct expansion of the campus population after World War " by returning soldiers and the baby boom generations that followed. Tingelstad Residence H all was designed by Robert Billsbrough Price ( 1 9 1 5- 1 98 1 ) , who was considered to be the most prolific architect in the Tacoma area from the 1 950s to the 1 970s. He was a graduate of the University of Washington and Massachusetts I nstitute of Technology's Architecture Programs. His wife Joan, also a licensed architect, worked with him in the firm and was responsible for many of the interiors. In 1 966, Price was the first architect in Tacoma to be honored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Price's firm was responsible for Olson Auditorium ( 1 969) . Swimming Pool ( 1 965) and Tingelstad H all ( 1 967) at Pacific Lutheran University. James C. Tsang worked in R . B . Price's office on a g reat many of these projects. He would go on to head his own firm, The Tsang Partnership carried out the remodel of the lower portion of the University Center including the Scandinavian Center in 1 989 as well as performing a feasibility study of East Campus. The Swimming Pool was featured in the July 1 966 issue of Progressive Architecture for "returning nature to the indoor pooL" Also notable was the nationally known Landscape Architect - Lawrence Halprin and Associates. Other design consultants included : Structural Engineer - Skilling, Helle, Christianson and Robertson; Mechanical and Electrical Engineer - Arnold Bogue and Associates. General Contractor for the building was K EW Construction Company, other sub-contractors included Howard Chapman as the Mechanical Contractor and Totem Electric as the Electrical Contractor.

Description of PhYSical Appearance

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93,900 square foot Tingelstad i s composed of two symmetrical rectangular masses joined in the middle by a narrower mass running east west. This section contains all the vertical circulation for the building and the entry lobby on the north side. The entire height of this vertical section is clad in glass curtain wall with m etal spandrel panels every other floor with three symmetrically spaced ventilation g ril ls per floor. On the south side of this central connection, a solid concrete clad mass projects from the building including an apparently ventilated gap between the mass and the rest of the building and a gap between the projecting mass and the two side wings. The building is clad brick veneer and supported by articulated thin, flat concrete structural slabs. I n the current construction parlance the thin concrete slab would likely be of post-stressed reinforcement construction. The east and west ends of the building have a vertically continous projecting bay above the first floor supported by Corbusian columns (pilotis).

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Tinqlestad Hall

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Tingelstad is located to the north of South Hall and the related parking lot, to the north east of KPLU. to the south Pflueger Hall and University Center and directly east of and across the street from Columbia Center. On the north side. the building contains a plaza which is bordered by a landscape wall and at its center on axis with the main entrance, a sculpture. To the south is 1 25th Street South. To the east is a raised serpentine path connecting the Martin J. Neeb Center to the rest of lower campus and running through a stormwater detention pond.

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Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7. 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliciibrary .org/buildings/; Nordquist. Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity. 1 890- 1 990. Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu .edu/-archives/Timeline/; "Tingelstad History. Accessed 4/27/20 1 0. http ://www.plu.eduHstad/History. htm ; docomomo wewa. "Price Robert B. ( 1 9 1 5-1 98 1 )". http://www.docomomo-wewa.org/architects_detaiLphp?id=73.

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COLUM BIA CENTER - 1962 (Rittergrup-2010) DESCRIPTION The 17,300 sq u a re foot Co l u m b i a Center i s a pavi l i o n type two story b u i l d ing located south of Pfl u eger H a l l and west of Ti ngelstad H a l l . I t i s o n the i n s i d e corner of the i n tersect i o n of 1 24th Street South a n d Ya k i m a Ave n u e S o u t h . T h e structu re i s c l e a r l y exp ressed b y a regu l a r g r i d of wide-fl a nge meta l co l u m n s a n d p i l asters a ro u n d i t s exte rior. T h e b u i l d i n g, w h i c h has a f l a t roof, is c l a d i n a va riety of f i n i s h e s i n c l u d i n g stucco pa nels, h o rizontal wood s i d i ng a n d r u n n i ng b o n d b r i c k veneer at i t s base. The reg u l a r g ro u n d fl o o r p l a n is h e l d back o n t h e n o rth a n d s o u t h sides so t h e p roject i n g seco n d floor provides covered s p a c e a t t h e n o rt h e n t ra n ce a n d the south which is o r i e nted towa rd the golf cou rse. The b u i l d i n g h a s m a i n t a i n e d m u c h of its o rigi n a l exte r i o r a n d i nterior featu res a n d is a n exa m p l e of m i d 1 9 60s m o d e rn i s m . HISTORY The Col u m b i a Center serves as both a golf cou rse c l u b h o u se with a pro shop and s n a c k bar a s well as p rovides assembly space for student groups and l ectu res. The b u i l d i ng i s com posed i n t h e late m od e r n ist sty l e a n d has some M i e s i a n refe re n ces such as the a rt i c u lated steel co l u m n s, t h e rect i l路 i n e a r p l a n a n d m o d u l a r e l eva t i o n s . The orig i n a l u se o f t h e b u i l d i n g was a s a golf p r o shop a n d d i n i ng h a l l which h a s s i n ce sh ifted to a m o re eclectic ra n ge of u ses. This is the o n ly b u i l d i n g of t h i s style, a sort of rigorous Ca l ifo r n i a modern i s m t h a t s e e m s i l l- s u ited to t h e c l i mate b y u s i n g stu cco pa n els, a flat roof a n d s u n control l o u vers. If t h e sett i n g were e n h a n ced i n kee p i n g with t h e ea rly d es ig n , the b u i l d i ng wo u l d p ro b a b l y read m u c h m o r e l i k e t h e design i n t e n d ed . The b u i l d i ng w a s designed b y J o h n so n -Austin Assoc iates of Ta coma, a fi r m t h a t is st i l l i n existen c e u n d e r t h e n a m e of Aust i n C i n a Arch itects, P . S .

P L U H I STO R I C RESO U RCE I N VE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Columbia Center

ILOCA T/ON SECTION

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OAHP No. :

Field Site No. 50

Com mon Name:

Columbia Center

Historic Name:

Columbia Center Comments:

Pro perty Address: Cou nty

Townshi p/Range/EW Sect ion

P ierce

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

Coordi nate Reference

Quadrangle

TACOMA SOUTH

09

T1 9 R03E

Tax No./Parcel No.

Acreage

Supp lemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

9 1 7500000 1 7 Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran U niversity

lfDENiiFicA TION SECT/ON __

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1/20 1 0

Owner's N ame:

Owner Address :

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran Univeristy

1 21 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classificat ion: Building

Resource Status

Com ments

Surveyllnventory

Within a D i strict? Contributi ng? National Register Nomination :

Local Distrlict: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECT/ONI Historic Use:

Education - College

Cu rrent Use:

Education - College

Plan : Rectangle Structural System : Changes t o p lan :

No. of Stories:

I ntact

Changes to i nterior: Unknown

Changes t o windows:

Intact

Unknown

Changes to other:

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East and North Elevations

Photography Neg. No (Roll No'/Frame No.):

g

Comments:

Mixed

Changes t o origi nal clad d i n g :

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Form/Type

Style

Modern

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Pavillion

Commercial -.Campus

Other (specify):

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Columbia Center

Cladd ing

Foundation

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Concrete - Poured

Wood - Claoboard

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Roof Material

Asphalt I Composition - Built Up

Roof Type

Flat with Parapet

Veneer - Stucco

INARRA TIVE SECTlOďż˝ Study Unit

Date Of Constructio n :

Other

Education

P rivate Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

1 962

Johnson-Austin Associates (AustinCina Architect)

Builder: Warter Construction Co.. Tacoma Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Regi ster of Historic Places: Yes Property is located i n a potential historic d istrict (National and/or local) : Property potentially contributes to a h istoric d istrict (National and/or loca l ) : Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

The 85 foot by 1 20 foot building has 1 6 ,000 square feet on two floors, it is both the golf course's a pro shop and the assembly space for student groups and lectures. The building is composed in the international modernist ( miesian) pavilion style, with strong miesian features in the rhythm of the expressed steel columns and the counterpoising rectilinear projections and overhangs. The carefully composed elevations on the North, East and South Elevations are balanced by the masonry veneer cladding at the base. Originally the building housed a golf pro shop and Dining Hall with a full kitchen, coffee shop and and professional shop for the golf course. The dining hall was built to serve students from Pflueger residence hall which was constructed and opened at the same time. The building was designed by Johnson-Austin Associates of Tacoma, a firm that is still in existence under the name of AustinCina Architects, P.S .. The building was constructed by Water Construction Company of Tacoma, with the Food Service Equipment install by Food Service Installations of Tacoma. The Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency through the National Bank of Washington, Tacoma financed both the Columbia Center at $353,250 construction cost and Pflueger H all through a $ 1 , 1 00,000 long term loan.

Description of Physical Appearance

The 1 7 ,300 square foot Columbia Center has expressed wide-flange metal columns and pilasters around its exterior. The building is clad in a variety of finishes i ncluding stucco / cementitious panels, horizontal wood siding and running bond brick veneer at its base. The building is composed of rectilinear m asses at the projecting second floor at the north and south sides to provide covered space at the entrance and oriented toward the golf course. The lower floor is clad in the previously mentioned brick veneer in these areas. It is located just south of Pflueger Hall and Memorial Gym and just to the west of Tingelstad Hall it is on the inside corner of the intersection fo 1 24th Street South and Yakima Avenue South. The University Golf course is located on the south side of the building.

Major Bibliographic References

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce Cou nty 8uildings I ndex, http://search .tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: PaCific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, PaCific Lutheran University Press; Mlthun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; PaCific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. " PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; AustinCina Architects, P.S. "Who We Are and W hat We Are About." Accessed 4/29/201 O. http://www.austincina.com/PublicWeb/CompanyProfilelDefault.aspx?ParentMenu=20&SelectedI D=2080. Pacific Lutheran University Archives, 3rd Floor Mortvedt Library. ------

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SOUTH HALL - 2000 ( Rittergrup-2010) DESCRIPTION South H a l l is a U -s h a ped, 100,00 0 s q u a re foot, 4 a n d 5 sto ry b u i l d i n g a t t h e very southern portion of ca m p u s . It is bord e red o n the south by 127th Street, on the west by the PLU golf c o u rse and the n o rt h by T i n ge l stad ,Residentia l H a l l . So u t h H a l l is one of t h e l a rgest b u i l d i ngs o n ca m p u s a n d t h e a rc h itects tried to a l l eviate its mass by fo r m i n g a U -s h a ped cou rtyard o n the n o rt h fa c i n g Tingelstad and the ca m p u s beyo n d . T h e re is a two story pavi l i o n o n t h e northwest corner o f t h e b u i l d i ng w h i c h i s used for g ro u p gath eri ngs and c l asses. A major entry is l ocated o n the east side of the lower pavi l i o n . T h e b u i l d i ng i s an eclectic m i x of b r i c k veneer m a so n ry, f i b e r c e m e n t p a n e l s a n d p l a n ks . T h e fa�a d e m a ssing attempts to brea k u p t h e b u l k of t h e b u i l d i n g w i t h s l i g h t project ions a n d varied roof treatments a n d t h e fl a t roof is d isg u ised b y a p a rt i a l roof a l o n g t h e peri meter. South H a l l is an exa m p l e of a la rge sca l e developer a pa rtment h o u s i n g block a n d d oesn't f i t g e n t l y into t h e su r ro u n d i n g c a m p u s o r t h e adjacent s i n g l e fa m i ly res i d e n t i a l a rea.

H ISTO RY South H a l l (the seco n d h a l l with that name - H i n d e r l i e was the oth er) is the n ewest resi dence h a l l o n c a m p u s . O n e of t h e m aj o r goa l s of South H a l l was to attract o l d e r stude nts to l ive on-ca m p u s . I n it's first year (2001) it raised the percentage of o n -ca m p u s student resi d e nts from 4 1 % to 45%. T h e b u i l d i ng h a s st u d io, t w o a n d fo u r bed room a pa rtments a s w e l l a s two-be d room tow n h ou ses, o n e-bedroom lofts a n d a s i n g l e five-bed room town h o u s e . Each u n it h a s it own kitchen a n d bath room fa c i l ities. T h e p u b l i c a reas of t h e b u i l d i n g face towards the

main c a m p u s, m o re than two b l ocks away. T h e a rc h itect a n d t h e

d eve l o p m e n t m a nager, M ITH U N a n d

Lorig a n d Associates respectively, a r e known for p rojects i n

Was h i ngton a n d Oreg o n . Lorig w a s a l so i n vo l ved i n t h e G a rfield B o o k C o m p a n y project. T h e l a n dsca p e was desig n ed b y N a ka n o Associates, Lan dsca pe Arch itects.

PLU H I STO R I C R E S O U RCE I N V E NTORY JUNF 7010


Historic Property Inventory Report for cLOCA iioii SECTION

at 6 1 0 S 126th St, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

South Hall

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Field Site No. 58

OAHP No. : Common Name:

South Hall

Historic Na me:

South Hall Comments:

Property Address: 6 1 0 S 1 26th SI, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447 Cou nty

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1/4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9 R03E

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q Sequence:

Tax No.lParcel No.

Spatial Type : Point

Acqu isition Code:

GPS

Northing : 5221 1 59

1 Easti ng: 5432297

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Pial/Bloc k/Lot

2.47

3 1 30000270

[IDENTIFICA TION SECTION

Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

J i m McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classificat i on : Building

Date Recorded :

Resou rce Status

3/1 /20 1 0

Comments

Survey/Inventory

Within a D i strict? No Contributing? National Reg ister Nominati o n :

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nom ination Name:

[PESCRIPTION SECTION

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1

Historic Use:

Education - College

C urrent Use :

Education - College

Plan: U-Shape Structural System : Changes to plan:

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Comments:

Changes to interior: Unknown

Changes to windows:

Intact

I ntact

Changes to other:

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

North Elevation

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

1

Unknown I ntact

l

View of

No. of Stories:

Changes to orig inal cladding:

Page 1 of :2

-

Unknown

Style Modern - Postmodern

Composite stitched panorama photo taken from north end of green.

Form/Type Commercial

-

Campus

Other (specify) :

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Clad d i ng

South Hall

Foundation

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Concrete - Poured

INARRA fIVE SECTION J

:

I

ducation

6 1 0 S 126th St, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Roof Material

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Wood - Hardiplank

Study Unit

at

Date Of Construction :

Other

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

&.JjgjQ.Q

Lutheran

Architect:

Roof Type

Gable Flat with Parapet

2000

Mithun

Bui lder: Walsh Construction Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is l ocated i n a potential hi storic district (National and/or local):

No

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

South Hall is the second residence hall on campus to be so named. Orignially Hinderlie Residence Hall was also named South Hall. As of 201 0, it is the newest residence hall completed on campus. Mithun (Architect) , Coupghlin Porter Lundeen (Structural Engineer) and Walsh (Builder) are all well known throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Development Manager, Lorig and Associates is well known for its projects in Washington and Oregon including the Garfield Blocks project . The landscape around the building was designed by Nakano Associates, Landscape Architects. Other notable consultants include Mesher 1 Shing who consulted on the dining and kitchen design for the facility. Construction cost was seven million dollars. One of the major goals of the building was to attract older students to on-campus living. In iI's first year (2001 ) it raised the percentage of on-campus student residents from 41 % to 45%. The building has studio, two and four bedroom apartments, as well as two-bedroom townhouses, one-bedroom lofts and a single five-bedroom townhouse. Each of the units has it own separate kitchen and bathroom facilities. Public areas of the building face towards the main campus, more than two blocks away. The cladding represent the eclectic arrangement of unit types. As a single mass, the building is an exceptionally large presence in the landscape, which is broken up in by this clever arrangement of cladding.finishes.coordinates to various modules and to various unit types. Care i n the arrangement and detailing of cladding can be seen at many scales.

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

South Hall is a U-shaped, 1 00,000 square foot, four story building at the very southern portion of campus. It is bordered on the south by 1 27th Street South and to the east by a parking lot. On the west it is bordered by the PLU golf course. To the north it is bordered by a cou rtyard space, a parking lot and Tingelstad. The U portion is open to the north, with the west wing a lower 2 story high space used for group gatherings and classes. A major entry axis is through a loggia on the east side of this wing. The building is clad in an eclectic mix of brick veneer masonry, cementitious panels and planks.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; Daily Journal of Com merce. "South Hall at PLU." Accessed 4/28/201 0 . http://www.djc.com/news/en/pow.html?id= 1 1 1 2 1 330.

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Additional Photos for: South Hall

View of

Partial North Elevation - Entry sequence on west si

at

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

South Hall

View of

Partial West Elevation

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No ( Ro l l No.iFrame No.):

Comments:

Comments:

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View of

taken

Detailed heat pump niche. Showing brick masonry. cementious panel. c

View of

Photog raphy Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No.):

Comments:

Comments: Printed on 111 11201 1 6:45:05 PM

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

at

w.M. Keck Observatory

[LOCA TlON SECTION I

Field Site No. 53

1 2 1 80 Park A ve 5, #53, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

OAHP No. : Common Name:

W. M. Keck Observatory

'Historic Name:

Property Add ress: Cou nty

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S, #53. Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

W. M. Keck Observatory

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03E

Comments: Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q Sequence:

Tax No./Parcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acquisition Code:

t o Easting : 541 870

Other

North i n g : 5221 253 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

9 1 75000254

[/DENTIFICA TION SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's N a m e :

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Pacific Ave S

Parkland, WA 98447

Classificat ion : Building

Date Recorded :

Resource Status

3/ 1 /201 0

Comments

Survey/ I nventory

Within a District? No Contributi ng? National Reg ister Nom inati o n :

Local Distl"ict: National Reg ister DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

PESCRfPTION SECTION Historic Use :

Education - College

C u rrent Use:

Education - College

P l a n : Rectangle Structural Syste m : Changes to plan :

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No'/Frame No.):

No. of Stories:

Comments:

Platform Frame Intact

Changes to interior: U nknown

Changes t,o original cladd i n g :

Intact

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

South and East Elevations

Changes to other:

Style

Unknowo

FormlType

Commercial - Campus Utilitarian

Changes to windows : Page 1 of 2

Unknown

Other (specify) : Pri nted on

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladd i ng

w.M. Keck Observatory

Foundation

at

12 180 Park A ve 5, #53, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Roof Material

Veneer - Stucco

Roof Type

Metal - Standing Seam

Dome Gable

INARRATIVE SEPT/ON J Study Unit

Education

Date Of Constructi on :

Other ---P rivate Col l eges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Science & Engineering

Astronomy

1 999

Architect:

--l

Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property i s l ocated i n a potential historic d istrict (National and/or local) :

No

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

l Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

The W. M .. Keck Observatory at Pacific Lutheran U niversity hosts multiple telescopes including a 1 6 inch Smith-Cassegrain telescope with a large format digital camera, under t 1 7 foot retractable dome. There are additional metal pillars on a concrete patio apron to the south side of the main telescope enclosure for the mounting of additional smaller telescopes. The building itself is a well crafted structure with its roofing and cladding materials chosen for their longevity and low cost of purchase and maintenance. It was designed to provide position observations of known asteroids and to search for new asteroids as the principal research activities.

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The observatory cost $250,000 and was part of a $500,000 grant from the W . M . Keck foundation to PLU. The balance of the grant was used to fund a Keck Center for Mapping as well as the Keck Microscopy Room.located within Rieke Hall along with an astronomy facility networked to the observatory. W . M . Keck foundation was founded in 1 954 and makes grants designed to provide far-reaching benefits for humanity in the fields of sceince, engineering and medical research. -------

The 1 ,000 square foot W . M . Keck Observatory at Pacific Lutheran U niversity is located j ust to the south of the intersection of 1 24th Street South and 1 0th Avenue South. It is sandwiched between a baseball field and soccer field to the east, and the the Pacific Lutheran University golf cou rse to the west and south. It is stucco clad wood framed building with gable roof and a rotating observation dome located at the south end of the north south long axis of the structure. The dome has shutters that open or close depending upon use and protect the main telescope and any related instrumentation from the elements. Both roof elements appear to be sheathed in metal. With the gable roof sheathed in corrugated metal. There is a door and a plastic sash sliding window to the north of the dome area on the east elevation. The building contains a computer controlled 1 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope and five 8" telescopes.

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. " PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; Tacoma News Tribune. 1 0/1 5/2009. "Astronomers, P LU team up." Accessed 05/1 1 /201 O. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2009/1 0/ 1 5/91 6867/astronomers-plu-team-up.html; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Scene. Fall 1 99 . Accessed 5/1 1 /201 O. http://www.plu .edu/scene/issue/1 999/fall/campus.html#3. -

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Additional Photos for: WM. Keck Observatory

View of

South Elevation

at

taken 3/1/20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No'/Frame No.):

Comm ents:

View o f

taken

12 180 Park A ve S. #53. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 9844 7

l

View of

taken

Photography Neg. No (Roll No'/Frame No.): Com ments :

View of

Photography Neg. No ( R o l l No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Com m ents:

Comments: Printed on 1125120 1 1 10:37:42 AM

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Printing/ Warehouse

Historic Property Inventory Report for

iLOCA T/ON SECTION'i

at

Field Site No. 29

1 0 t O 5 1 22nd St, #29, Parkland {Tacoma. WA

OAHP No. : Common Name:

Printing / Warehouse

Historic Name:

Property Add ress: Cou nty

Comments:

1 0 1 0 S 1 22nd St, #29. Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

Printing / Warehouse

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

Coordinate Reference

Quadrangle

09

T1 9R03E

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1Q

Sequence: Tax No./Parcel No,

Spatial Type: Point

Acq u isition Code:

1Q Easting : 54 1 749

Unknown

Northing : 522 1 451 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

031 9084003

i'DEiifiFiCA TION SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's N ame:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Ave. S

Parkland, WA 98447

Classificat ion: Building

Date Recorded:

Resource Status

3/1 /20 1 0

Comments

Survey/Inventory

Within a District? No Contributi ng? National Reg ister Nom ination:

Local District: National Register District/Thematic Nomi nation Name:

!DESCRIPTION SECT/ON, Historic Use:

Education 路 College

Cu rrent Use:

Education 路 College

P l a n : IrJegular Structural System : Changes to plan :

View of

No. of Stories:

Photography Neg, No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

1

Comments:

Unknown Intact

Changes to inter ior: Unknown

Changes t o original cladding:

Unknown

Changes to other:

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

South and Easl Elev.atio.Qs

Style

Unknown

Form/Type

Commercial 路 Campus Utilitarian

Changes t o windows : Page 1 of 2

Unknown

Other (specify): Printed on

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladding

Printing / Warehouse

Foundation

Veneer - Stucco

Concrete - Poured

at 1 0 1 0 S 1 22nd St, #29, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Roof Material

Roof Type

Metal - Standing Seam

Gable

Wood - Clapboard

INARRA TIVE SEC:TlON Study U n i t

Date Of Constructio n :

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Statement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

l

Architect:

1 982

Ted A. Werner, Tacoma

Bui lder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic d istrict (National and/or local):

No

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local):

Th, P oo l m9 I W,,,ho",, b",ldm9 " hom' 01 Ih' "9'0","V ,,,owoed E'''ol p"" Th, '" �P"" pmd�'" ott"", b,,,d,,d,, eod Ih' DCO'''OO'' book loe Ih' Um"'''" mO'"di09 the Wrlter-In-Resldence P rogram Within the English Department which initiated the press With donated equipment in 1 975.

The 24,881 square foot Pacific Lutheran University Printing 1 Warehouse building is located to the west of the Morken Center, Rieke H all and Olson Auditorium. It consists of two rectangular buildings running east to west and located north and south of each other. The southerly building houses the printing and warehouse functions and has a notch on the southeast corner for a glazed double door entry with three lites per door. It is made up of two identical width attached masses, the eastern low mass area the office 1 business area and the western, higher roofed, mass contains the warehouse. The building is clad in stucco on its lower portions and its upper portions, including the gable ends, are clad i n clapboard. The roof is standing seam metal. The windows appear t o b e metal framed. The building houses various maintenance shops and construction management. The building uses a similar vocabulary with the doors and windows facing the interior parking court.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary,org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran U niversity P ress; Mithun, October 2006, Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0 . " PLU Timelilne". http://www.pll.J . edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor

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Additional Photos for: Printing / Warehouse

View of

Partial East Elevation

at 1 0 1 0 S 122nd St, #29, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

taken

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Showing North Elevation

View 01

View of

Comments:

taken

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No. ) :

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.1 Frame No.):

Comm ents:

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Facilities Management

Historic Property Inventory Report for

Field Site No. 28

TlON SECTION .LOGA l _

1 0 1 0 S 122nd St, #28,

at

OAHP No.:

Facilities Management

Historic Name :

Property Address: Cou nty

1010

Common Name :

Facilities Managem ent Comments:

S 1 22nd SI. #28.

Township/Range/EW Section

1/4

Sec

1/4 1 /4

Sec

Coordinate Reference

Quadrangle

Zone: .1.Q Sequence: Tax No.lPa rcel No.

Spatial Type:

Acquisition Code:

Point

.1.Q Easting: 541 839

Other

Nort h i n g : 522 1 457 Acreage

Sup plemental Map(s)

P l al/Block/Lot

0 3 1 9084003

�DENTIFICA TlON SECTION

'

I

Survey Name:

Pacific Lutheran U n i versity

Field Recorder:

J i m McNett 1 Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/ 1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2180

Parkla nd, WA

Classification:

Building

Within a District?

Park Ave S

Resou rce Status

98447

Comments

S urvey/Inventory

No

Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

[DESCRIPTION SECTION Hist oric Use:

Education - College

Curtent Use:

Education - College

Plan :

Other

Structural Syste m : Cha nges to plan:

No. of Stories:

Cha nges to windows:

Unknown

Unknown

Changes to other:

Wing

taken 3/1/20 1 0

Comments:

Changes to interior:

U nknown

Soulh E levation - North

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

1

Unknown

Cha nges to original cladding:

Page 1 of 2

View of

Unknown

U n known

Form/Type

Style

Oth e r

-

Uti l i taria n

Utilitarian Commercial

-

Campus

Other (specify): Printed on

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladding

Foundation

Wood - Cl apbo ard rc

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Facilities Management

Rool Material

Concrete - Poured

-

Private Colleges

E t hn i c Heritage

Norwegian

R e l igion

Lutheran

& Universitie

I Scandinavian

Roof Type

Standing Seam

Architect:

Other

ducatlon

Metal -

Date 01 Constructio n :

NA RRA TIVE SECTION

Study Unit

1 0 1 0 S 122nd St, #28,

at

Gable

1 982

Ted A. Werner?

Bu ilder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria lor the National Register 01 Historic Places: Property i s located i n a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic d i strict (National and/or local): Sta tement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

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The 9,600 square foot Facilities Management Building at Pacific Lutheran University IS really two buildi ngs. There is a rectangular building to the north and an L-shaped building to the south. They have a c o m m o n parking lot in-between the two buildings. The L-shaped building to the south houses a n office for facilities management and a warehouse at

the bottom of the L, at the west end. The north building appears to be more offices and light storage space The bottom portion of the L consists of garages for vehicle storage and m aterials access. The detailing and finis hes are i n c o m m o n with the Printing / Warehouse building built at the same time. Though there is no stucco, instead the bui lding is completely covered with clapboard siding in contrasting colors. The buildings are roofed i n standing seam metal. Including metal slider and fixed windows with wood trim and three-lite glazed doors.

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The buildings are located to the west of the Printing ! W arehouse building o n the westernmost portion o f campus.

Major Blbliographic References

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Tacoma PubliC Library. Accessed February 7 , 2 0 1 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County BUildings Index, http llsearc h.tacomapublicilbrary.org/bulldlngsJ, NordqUist, Philip A . 1 99 0 . Educating F o r Service' P a c i f i c Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Pres s : Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master P l a n October 2 0 0 6 ; PacifiC Lutheran UniverSity. Accessed 2/7/2 0 1 0 . " P L U Tlmeline". http /Iwww plu.edu/-archlvesiTlmell ne/, P ierce County Assessor

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NON- CONTI GUOUS:

7

NON 路CONTIGUOUS STR U CTU RES

P LU conta i n s n i nete e n non contiguous structures ( i n c l ud i ng the Gonyea Ho use) that vary greatly i n size a n d sign ifica nce. M a ny pro pe rties the lU n iversity has land ba n ked fo r future needs w i l l be demol ished in the co u rse of future cam pus d eve lopment. The single fa m i l y residenti a l b u i l d i ngs, exce pt the Go nyea H o use, Nesvig Center a nd the Health Ce nte r, do not have histo rica l sign ifica nce. Two l a rge b u i l d i ngs a re the most significa nt no n-contiguous structures; the Ness Center which houses the re nowned KPLU ra dio station, a n d the East Cam pus, a 1930s converted school that conta i n s the U n ive rsity co m m u n ity o utreach progra ms. FUTURE WORK

The M aster P l a n ca l l s for the redesign of G a rfield from Pa cific to Pa rk. Before the design work begins an h isto ric i nve ntory should be pe rformed along the ro ute between the ca m pus a n d Pa cific Ave n u e . Ot her structures w i l l be s u b s u med i nto the greate r cam pus o r traded f o r more desira b l e pa rcels adjacent to the ca mpus.

P L U H I STO R I C R E S O U RCE I NV E N TORY

JUNE 2010


N O N -CO NTIG U O U S :

CONTIGUOUS CAMPUS CATEGORY I

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CATEGORY III

CATEGORY IV

100 200

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EASTCAM PUS - 1930 ( R ittergrup 2010) DESC R I PTION The East Ca m p us Center is a 46,800 s q u a re foot complex of attached b u i l d i ngs that orig i n a l ly fo rmed t h e Parkland School. The d o m i n a n t n o rt h wing i s a 3-story masonry recta ngu l a r b l o c k with a va ri ety of styles a n d c l a d d i n g ra nging from brick, to con crete block to stucco. I t i s basica l ly sy m m etri c a l a n d a p pears to be a d o u b l e loaded corrid o r a rra nge m e n t with a corridor down t h e center and roo m s to t h e side. There a re several cross corrid ors a n d side entran ces, o n e of which h a s " 19 PAR KLA N D S C H O O L 3 7" over t h e e n t r a n c e . At t h e west e n d of t h e b u i l d i ng is a w o o d c u p o l a f o r ven t i l a t i o n . The b u i l d i ng, w h i c h r u n s e a st west, h a s a h i pped roof on the o l d e r western port i o n a n d a flat roof with a p a ra p et on t h e newer eastern wing. The w i n dows a l so reflect the va rious periods of c o n struction with 6 pane t i l t i n g awning w i n d ows on t h e west and single o r d o u b l e hung o n the east porti o n . A single story, CMU and wood clad post-WW II a d d i t i o n c o n n ects the n o rth wing to the south w i ng, a two-story, wood clad, h i storic b u i l d i n g that a p p e a rs to d ate from t h e 1890's to the 1 9 2 0 ' s, is clad in s h i n g l es a n d h a s 1 2 / 1 , single h u ng w i n d ows The st ructu re

h a s basic i n tegrity a n d its contribution to the h istory of P a r k l a n d a nd the later deve l o p m e nt of PLU m a kes

it a contri b u t i n g structure a nd possi bly e l igible for the N a t i o n a l Register.

PLU H ISTO R I C RESO U RCE I NVE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

at

Parkland School

[ LOCA TION SECT/ONI

Field Site No.

11

1 2 1 08 Pacific A ve S. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98447

OAHP No. : 27 -2004 Common Name:

Parkland School

Historic Name:

Property Address: County

Comments:

1 2 1 08 Pacific Ave S. Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

East Campus Center

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03na

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q

Sequence:

Spatial Type: Point

PlatlBlocklLot

BEG AT INTER OF N BDRY LI OF TOLLENTI R E DLC W ITH W BDRY LI PAC I F I C AVE EXT W TO NE COR B 42 PARKLAND S TO SE COR B 42 E TO SD W BDRY LI PAC AVE EXT N TO BEG LESS E 20 FT STATE RD INCL 30 FT BY 200 FT W H EELER

Acreage

JU

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNet1 / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1 /201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S

Parkland. WA 98447

Classification: Buil'ding

Other

North ing : 522 1 678

Supplemental Map(s)

Tax No.lParcel No.

I

Acquisition Code:

1 Easting : 542862

031 9093002, 6762002500

[IDENTIFICA TION SECT/ON

Quarter 3 1

Comments

Resource Status

Survey/Inventory

Within a District? No

Determined Eligible - S H PO

Contributing? National Register Nom ination:

Local District: National Register D istrictlThematic Nomi nation Name: . ._ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

! DESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

P la n : Irregular Structural System :

Page 1 of 4

No. of Stories:

Concrete - Block

, View of

.2

taken 3/1/20 1 0

South and East Elevations

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

Modern addition visible to the rear. adjacent retail building

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Changes t o plan :

Parkland School

Extensive

Changes to original cladd ing :

Changes to interior: Moderate

Intact

Changes to other:

Extensive

at

1 2 1 08 Pacific A ve S. Parkland (Tacoma. WA 9844 7

Form/Type

Style

Art Deco - PWA Moderne

Commercial - Central Block with Wings

Modern Queen Anne - Richardsonian Romanesque Changes t o windows:

Moderate

Cladding

Other (specify):

1 908 South Facade

Foundation

Concrete - Block

Concrete - Poured Concrete - Block

Roof Material

Asphalt I Composition - Built Up Asphalt I Composition - Shingle

Roof Type

Varied Roof Lines Flat with Parapet Hip - Parallel Hipped Gable

INARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

1 908. 1 920. 1 937? 1 942

Wilfred J. Plouffe. Lundberg and Mahon. Mock and M

Bui lder: Concrete Construction Co. Engineer:

Unknown Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Yes Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local) :

Unable t o Determine

Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significan,ce

No observed differences since the October 1 998 survey prepared by C. Holstine. Her entry is as follows: "For the past 90 [currently 1 00] years, Parkland Grade School has stood as a landmark of education in the heart of the community named for its original park-like beauty. Despite early and more recent modifications and additions, the school retains most of its character-defining exterior, as well as numerous interior spaces and features that evoke a sense of its long and important role in the education of the community's youngest students. As such, the Parkland School (including the 1 908. 1 920, and 1 937 structures) appears to meet the eligibility requirements of the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A. (The 1 948 wing and anached 1 91 5 Manual Training and Domestic Science building do not appear eligible, however) . With the possible exception of the large oak tree south of the school . And equally large (and presumably old) maples and spruce to the north, none of the landscape elements appear to contribute to the school's eligibility, i ncluding the laurel hedge along the SR 7 right-of-way i n front of the school , which is a later addition to the school grounds. Built in 1 908, the oldest portion of the school was designed by W ilfred J. Plouffe, an architect responsible for at least seven other buildi ngs in Tacoma and the Woodland School in Puyallup. Born in Michigan, Plouffe practiced in the Tacoma area from his office in the Klaber Building on South Tacoma Avenue. He spent the last seven years of his life near Eatonville, where he died in 1 932. As Parkland grew as a result of its location along a major transportation route serving nearby Tacoma. And in response to the World War I military expansion at Fort Lewis and, later, McChord Air Force Base, Parkland School expanded in kind. Architects Lundberg and Mahon designed a four-classroom addition on the rear of the original school in 1 920, while Mock and Morrison designed the gymnasium in 1 937 (Historic Building File, Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room; Obituary, Tacoma News Tribune 8 September 1 932, p. 2; Polk's 1 908). Thomas and Agness Tellentire claimed 640 acres on what was, in the 1 850s, known as Washington Prairie, which i ncluded this school property among lands extending one-half mile east and west of Pacific Avenue (SR 7). In 1 88 7 Parkland Grade School was built on land donated by W illiam Wilson east of Pacific Avenue at its junction with 1 21 st Street.

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i Three years later that land was exchanged for property across Pacific Avenue at the present school site. Wilson and his wife Isabelle platted the town of Parkland in 1 890; the

next year the Lake Park Railway extended its line south from Tacoma. Pacific Lutheran U niversity was established in 1 894 only a block west of Parkland Grade School. By 1 901 fifty students attended the school, which was expanded the following year. Growth of the community continued unabated, resulting in construction of the present building on the property in 1 908. A two-story frame Manual Training and Domestic Science building was erected on the north side of the school in 1 9 1 5. (That building was later moved south of the school, and is now attached to the south end of a one-story elementary school that was attached to the gymnasium in 1 948) . Enrollment at Parkland Grade School increased, , despite the brief closure during the 1 9 1 9 epidemic, sufficiently to warrant addition of four new classrooms in a two-story addition completed in 1 920. At that time, the front lawn served as the school's playground, with swing sets situated adjacent to Pacific Avenue. An accident there resulted in the swings being moved behind (west of) the school. Sometime thereafter the laurel hedge was planted along the front (east side) of the property. I n the 1 930s Parkland became a junior high school when the Franklin Pierce School District added a ninth grade. That development appears to have coincided with construction (in 1 937) of the gymnasium off the west side of the 1 920 addition. Yet another addition, the one-story elementary school , was attached to the southwest corner of the gymnasium in 1 948 (Eyers n . d . ; Ford 1 988; Gallacci 1 982; Laufer 1 989; Os ness 1 976, pp. 1 1 , 48, 75-76).

I

Parkiand Junior High School remained in operation until closed in 1 982. Since then it has been leased to Pacific Lutheran University as their " East Campus," where a limited number of classes are held in upstairs classrooms and the gymnasium. The building now also houses numerous social services in former classrooms modified for use as offices."

Description of Physical Appearance

No observed diflerences since the October 1 998 survey prepared by C . Holstine Her entry is as follows: "As constructed in 1 908, the original school consisted of a two-story imitation stone, concrete block structure atop a square, poured concrete foundation approximately 23 m on a side. That building is, for the most part, intact, at least on three sides, its west wall having become the eastern wall of the 1 920 addition of four classrooms. Although the rusticated blocks have been painted, the exterior of the oldest mass is evocative of the school's original appearance, particularly in its front entry, where "PARKLAND SCHOOL" is inscribed in concrete above a recessed alcove featuring a multi-light transom and sidelights flanking double wood and glass doors. Pyramid crowns atop raised concrete block pilasters frame the entryway; wooden balustrades have been removed from above the front (east) and south-side entries where they formerly spanned between the pilasters. The entry on the north wall lacks the raised pilasters displayed on the front and south entries; its simple double wooden doors open onto a wooden porch and stairs that have been replaced over the years. The southern entry has been closed below the "DISTRICT No. 402 PARKLAND" inscription, and the interior stairwell behind it absorbed into modern office space. Original one-over-one, double-hung, wood sash windows have been retained on the front and north walls, but have been replaced by hinged metal cased windows on the south fa<;ade. Raised parapets are centered over the entrances on the three exposed walls above the original wooden cornice, which has been extended (without decorative brackets) across the addition on the west side. The smooth concrete block walls of that addition, built in 1 920, are recessed slightly from the rusticated blocks of the original building, but otherwise the addition carries the original fenestration pattern and proportions of the older mass. Concrete sills and crowns on the addition match those on the 1 908 building. As on the older structure, original double-hung, wood sash windows have been retained on the north wall, and replaced by metal hinged windows on the south wall. Both the basement and main level interiors of the combined 1 908/ 1 920 building have been modified with acoustic tile ceilings, drywall partitions, and carpeted floors. Upper level classrooms, however, bear considerable amounts of original elements, including lath and plaster walls, high ceilings with perhaps asbestos tiles, built-in wooden shelves, and chalkboards with trays, installed Iowan the walls to accommodate young students. At the far west end of the school stands �he largest single structure in the school'S complex. Consisting of a nearly intact 1 930s-vintage gymnasium and performing arts stage, furnace, and utilitarian lower level. The complex has a hipped gabled roof topped by a stylish cupola. Situated over the center of the gymnasium roof, the octagonal, louvered wooden cupola adds a rural flair to what was, in the mid- 1 930s, a school surrounded by rapidly expanding suburban development. Unlike the other two adjoining structures, the gymnasium is of brick construction above a ca. 6-foot high concrete foundation. Five tall . Arched window openings on both the north and south walls have been boarded over, but retain their original configurations. Corbeled bricks between the arched windows give a subtle classical appearance to the gym's exterior, which extends outward slightly from the entrances on the east and a rear mass housing a furnace in the lower level and spaces behind a stage off the west side of gymnasium above. Emphasizing both time and place, " 1 9 PARKLAND 37" appears over the neoclassical entrance to the gymnasium complex. Multi-light transoms with wood muntins in wood sashes are above the doors on both north and south walls. Wooden Tuscan columns flank double wood and glass doors and support the entablature containing the inscribed friezes, architraves, and cornices. Above the entrances on the upper level are boarded-over rosette windows. The entryways lead to stairs accessing the foyer of the gymnasium on the upper level and a concrete-floored basement below. The basement consists of a spacious, single room with modern neon lighting recessed within a modern acoustic tile ceiling, with offices and utility rooms arranged around the central space. On the upper level, the wooden stairs land in the foyer, which consists of a hallway with a cove ceiling of lath and plaster. Double wooden doors access the gymnasium through two entrances off the west wall of the foyer. Passing beneath original wooden bleachers on the east side of gymnasium, passageways emerge onto the hardwood floor of the basketball court, which retains a backboard and what appears to be the original electric scoreboard and time clock near the ceiling at the south end. Two sets of wood and glass doors flank the performing arts stage on the west side of the gym . Plywood covers the cavernous stage opening,which is framed in varnished wood to match that of the bleachers. In 1 948 a concrete block, one-story primary school was built off the southwest corner of the gymnasium. Lacking any architectural distinction, that building is attached at its south

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end to the old Manual Training and Domestic Science building. The latter structure was built north of the grade school in 1 9 1 5, and subsequently moved to its present location. Having been moved and modified, the building has lost too many aspects of integrity to be considered for National Register eligibility. Landscaping around the building includes what appear to be very old trees (oak on the south, maple and spruce on the north) and plants of more recent origin (twin holly tress flanking the front sidewalk; arbor vitae, juniper, box elder, and rhododendron adjacent to the building; maples south of the school). Growing along the edge of Pacific Avenue (SR 7) approximately 29 meters in front (east of) the school is an English Laurel (prunus laurocerasus) hedge. Its trunks grow out of the ground behind (west of) a 6-inch-wide curb that appears to consist of old concrete. The hedge eX1ends from the southeast corner of the school property approximately 58 meters, where it has been removed around buried water/utility pipes, a utility pole, and a metal fuse box near the southwest corner of SR 7 and 1 21 st St. South . The hedge is divided approximately at its midpoint by the sidewalk that eX1ends eastward from the school'S front entrance past the wooden flag pole that stands where it has stood perhaps since the school was built. Although it is impossible t足 determine the age of the hedge, it has obviously been pruned many times over the years. It does not appear on photographs dating ca. 1 908-1 920s."

Major Bibliographic References

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor; Barnes, Bob. Personal communication. WSDOT Olympic Region Landscape Architect, Tumwater. November 1 998. Eyers, John. "Paul Larson Remembers 47 Years at Parkland Elementary School ." Unpublished paper, Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Nisqually Plains Room, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland. n.d. Ford, Krista. " Parkland Walking Tour." Unpublished paper, Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Nisqually Plains Room, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland. May 1 988. Historic Building File, Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room. Tacoma. Gallacci, Caroline. Parkland School (C-4-1 0 and 1 1 1 . Community Cultural Resource Survey form. Tacoma. 1 982. Historic Photographs. Parkland G rade School. Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Nisqually Plains Room, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland. Laufer, Greta. "Hometown Study: Parkland, Washington." Unpublished paper, Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Nisqually Plains Room, Pacific lutheran University, Parkland. July 1 989. Osness, Richard D. From Wilderness to Suburbia: An Illustrated History of Parkland, Washington. Western Media Printing, Inc. 1 976. Polk's Tacoma City Directory. 1 908. United States Census, 1 920. Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room. Tacoma.

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MARTIN NEEB CENTER ( KPLU) ( Rittergrup-2010)

-

2008

DESCRIPTION The new h o m e of KPLU, the 3-story M a rti n J. N ee b Center i s located on the southeast corner of Park Ave n u e South a n d South 124th Street. It i s not located wit h i n the bou n d a ries of t h e t r a d i t i o n a l ca m p u s, but l'acated to the southeast of Tinge l stad Residence H a l l a n d to t h e n o rt h east of South H a l l . The N e e b C e n t e r i s d ed icated entirely to the broadcast a n d prod u ction of KPLU radio stat i o n . The b u i l d i ng h a s a l o n g recta n g u l a r 3-story wing w i t h a n a rticu lated o n e story e l e m e n t attached at t h e front p a ra l l e l to Park Ave n u e . The lower wing m i n i m izes the i m pact of t h e bu i l d i n g which is su bsta ntia l ly l a rger t h a n its s i n gle fa m i ly reside n t i a l n e i g h b o rs. The d i fferent boxes, a l l flat roof, a re clad i n a mix of flat metal p a n els, g l a ss c u rt a i n wa l l, corru gated m et a l p a n e l s a n d brick ve neer panels. The n o rtheast corner contains t h e glazed sta i rway a n d entra n ce vo l u m e . As o n e w o u l d expect from a specific use b u i ld i n g, t h e d et a i l s a n d p la n n i ng seem of a h ig h order. This b u i l d i ng is in a category of its own, a n d a lthough s i m i l a r to M o rken i n materials and m a ssi ng, d oesn't relate to t h e c a m p u s a rchitecture.

H ISTORY The M a r t i n J. N ee b Center was b u i lt as a new h o m e for K P LU p u b l i c ra d i o station, w h i c h previou sly was l o cated i n a w i n g o f Eastvold H a l l . It is n a med for M a rt i n J . Neeb, who was a longt i m e general ma nager at KPLU which was started in 1966. The station broad casts t h roughout t h e Pacific N o rt hwest via radio a n d even fart h e r with t h e a d vent of i nternet radio broadcasts i n c l u d i ng a 24 h o u r a l l -jazz stream with 20,000 l iste n e rs per week. K P LU ' s signa l reaches a l l of Western Wa s h i ngton, N o rt h e rn Oregon, and Southern British Colombia giving it a weekly a u d ie n ce of over 350,000 l i steners. Its progra m m i ng cons ists of N P R N ews, J a z z a n d B l ues. The new space provid e d a d d i t i o n a l a n d better q u a l ity o n -a i r studi os, production rooms, small perfo r m a n ce space a n d offices. In May of 2005, t h e Helix Design G ro u p, I n c . was selected a s the Arch itect. I n J u ne 2009, KPLU w e n t l ive a t its n e w locat i o n .

PLU H ISTO R I C R E S O U R C E I N VE NTORY JUNE 2010


Historic Property Inventory Report for

Martin J. Neeb Center

ILOCA TlON SECTION I

Field Site No, 54

at 1 250 1 Park A ve 5, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98774

OAHP No. : Common Name:

Martin J. Neeb Center

Historic Name:

Property Address: Cou nty

Comments:

1 2501 Park Ave S, Parkland (Tacoma. WA 98774

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

KPLU

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9R03E

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q Sequence:

Tax No.lParcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acqu isition Code: G PS North ing : 5221 220

1.Q Easting: 542492

Acreage

Su pplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

6762000870

IIDENT/F/CA TION SECTIOO

Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98477

Classification: Building

Date Recorded :

Resource Status

3/1/20 1 0

Comments

Survey/I nventory

Within a D i strict? No Contributi ng? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nom ination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use:

Education · College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan : Rectangle Structural Syste m :

Changes t o plan :

No. of Stories:

Comments:

Intact

Changes t o windows :

Changes to interior: Unknown

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Modern - Contemporary

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Roof Material

Foundation

Metal - Corrugated

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up

Concrete - Block

Glass - Curtain Wall

INARRA TIVE SECTION ] Study U n it

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

Private College & University

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Religion

1 250 1 Park A ve 5, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98774

Lutheran

Arc hitect:

l

Roof Type

Flat with Parapet

2008-2009

Bloomfield and Associates,PA; Helix Design, Tacoma

Bui lder: John Korsmo Construction Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or loca l ) : Statement of Significance

Yes - Local Yes

The Martin J, Neeb Center was built as a new home for KPLU public radio station , previously located in a wing of Eastvold Hall on campus, It is named for Martin J, Neeb, who was a longtime general manager at KPLU, I n 1 966 K P LU started broadcasting throughout the Pacific Northwest via radio and extebded its range with the advent of internet radio broadcasts including a 24 hour all-jazz stream with 20,000 listeners per week. KPLU's signal reaches all of Wester Washington, Northern Oregon, and Southern British Colombia giving it a weekly audience of over 350,000 listeners, Its programming consists of National Public Radio News, Jazz and Blues. The new space provided additional or better quality on-air studios, production rooms, small performance space and offices. I n May of 2005, the Helix Design Group, I nc. was selected as the Architect with Bloomfield & Associates of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the Associate Architects, The following design consultants were utilized for the project: Civil Engineer - Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Seattle; Site Design 1 Landscape Architect - Mithun, Seattle; LEED Conultants - O'Brien & Company, Bainbridge Island; Acoustical Consultant - Yantis Acoustical Design; Mechanical Commissioning - Welsh Commissioning Group, Auburn; Structural Engineer - PCS Structural Solutions, Tacoma; and Mechanical 1 Electrical Engineer - Hultz/BHU/Cross, Tacoma In January 2006, the lot on which the building is located is purchased. In May of 2006, John Korsmo Construction, I nc . is selected as General Contractor, During 2007, permit documents were submitted. In January of 2008 a groundbreaking ceremony took place, followed by the issuance of permits and the commencement of construction in February. A year later ,in February 2009, the building was substantially completed, Equipment was installed in May of 2009 and during June 2009, KPLU went live at its new location. The building is constructed in a modern style with metal and glass cladding. The elevations are balanced, yet dynamic in their composition. There is a hierarchy of the minimalist detailing that breaks up the larger masses of the building, Landscaping provides a nod to campus via the angle of the entry walk and entry path.

Description of Physical Appearanc:e

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The new home of KPLU, the Martin J. Neeb Center is located on the southeast corner of Park Avenue South and South 1 24th Street. It is not located within the boundaries of the traditional campus, but located to the southeast of Tingelstad Residence Hall and to the northeast of South Hall, near the southeast portion of campus. Neeb Center has its own parking lot on the east side of the building, The building has a flat roof with parapet, metal corrugated siding and aluminu m windows, The northeast corner contains the stairway and entrance that is connected by a non-orthogonal path to the sidewalk and is clad i n a glazed curtain-wall with metal spandrel panels.

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Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 2010. Tacoma- Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.orgfbuildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890- 1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Accessed 217/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslT imeline/; "Construction Projects at KPLU - Martin J. Neeb Center: KPLU Relocation." Accessed 4/27/20 1 0. http://www. plu.edu/ - newbuild/kplu/home.html; Pierce County Assessor

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H EALTH CENTER 1948 ( Rittergrup-2010) -

DESCRIPTION The H e a l t h Center, b u i lt in 1 948, was o ri g i n a l l y designed as a h o u se a n d h a s been remodeled n u m ero u s times t o a c c o m m od ate d i fferent needs a n d a c h a nging student popu lation. The o n e story i rreg u l a r p l a n h a s ro m a n b r i c k ve neer c l a d d i ng, meta l casement wi n d ows a n d a h i p roof. The structure h a s somehow m a i nta ined its i ntegrity t h ro u g h t h e years of a d d itions t h at include a new a ccessible w a l k / ra m p from t h e sid ewa l k o n t h e south side of t h e p ro p erty. The h o use h a s d isti n ctive d esign features fo u n d i n p o s t WWI I mod ern residential a r c h itecture i n c l u d i ng t h e use of an oversize maso n ry c h i m n ey, corner metal fra m e w i n d ows w i t h l a rge l ig hts a n d t h e u s e o f r o m a n b r i c k . It d oes n o t q u a l ify a s e l i g i b l e for t h e register at t h i s t i m e b u t d u e t o its h i storic sign ifica nce a n d a s a good exa m p l e of post wa r res i d enti a l modernism it i s a contributing st ructu re to t h e P LU c a m p u s .

HISTORY This struct u re was b u i lt a s a residence in 1948 by Dona l d Eastvold, son of then PLU president S.c. Eastvo l d . H e was member of the state legislature, a fa i l ed c a n d i date for state attorney general in 1952, l a wyer, l a nd speculator and me mber of the R e p u b l i ca n N a t i o n a l Pa rty cred enti a l ing c o m m ittee wh ose interpretation a l l owed southern delegates s u p po rting Dwight D . E isen h ower to re m a i n at t h e national conven t i o n . The E a stvold h o use was sold to the U n iversity i n 1956 a n d served a s t h e P resident's res i d e n ce u nt i l 1 9 6 1 .

From 1 9 6 1 - 1966 It was t h e h o m e of the vice-president for deve l o p m e n t a n d t h e n was

converted i nto a c o m b i n a t i o n Hea lth Center and offi ces for t h e Lutheran I n stitute for Theological E d u cation ( LITE) u nt i l 1988 when it beca me w h o l ly a med i c a l center.

PLU H ISTO R I C RESO U RCE I N VE NTORY JUNE 2010


at 60 1 1 2 1 St S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Donald Eastvold House

Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILOCA TION SECTIONI

.ยง

Field Site No.

OAHP No, : Common Name:

Donald Eastvold House

Historic Name:

Health Center Com ments:

Property Address: 601 1 2 1 St S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

County

Township/Range/EW Section

PieIce

1/4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T1 9R03na

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone :

1Q

Sequence: Tax No.lParcel' No.

Spatial Type: Point

Quarter 32ARMOUR ADD LOT COMB Includes adjacent buildings

Acqu isition Code:

GPS

North ing : 522 1 726

1 Easti ng : 542446

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

1 .38

2240001 492

I'DENT'FICA TION SECT/ON

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98447

Classificat ion: Building

Date Recorded:

Resource Status

3/1/201 0

Comments

Survey/Inventory

Within a District? No Contributi ng? National Register Nomination :

Local District: National Register D istrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI H istoric Use:

Education - College

Cu rrent Use:

Education - College

P la n : I rregular Structural System : Changes to pla n :

No. of Stories:

Comments: Changes to interior: Unknown

Moderate

Changes t o windows:

Intact

Moderate

taken 3/1/20 1 0

South Elevation

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

1

Platform Frame

Changes to original cladd ing :

Page 1 of 2

View of

Changes to other:

Style

Ranch

Form/Type

Single Family

Other (specify): Printed o n

1 /20/201 1 1 0 :56:02 AM


Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladd ing Brick - Roman

Donald Eastvold House

Foundation

Concrete - Poured

at 60 1 1 2 1 St S. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Roof Material

Asphalt I Composition - Shingle Date Of Construction:

Study Unit

Other

Education

P rivate Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect :

Roof Type

Hip - Parallel Hipped

1 948.1 954? 1 956. 1 966

Unknown; Harris & Reed. Tacoma

Builder: U nknown; Peterson Building Company. Tacoma Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Property is located in a potential historic d i strict (National and/or local):

No

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

This building was built in 1 948 by Donald Eastvold, son of then PLU president S.C. Eastvold. It was sold to the University in 1 956.and served as the President's residence until 1 96 1 and the home of the vice-president for development until 1 966. That year it was converted into the Health Center and housed the Lutheran Institute for Theological Education (LITE) on the ground floor until 1 988. Donald Eastvold was a member of the state legislature, a failed candidate for state attorney general in 1 952, lawyer. land speculator and member of the Republican National Party credentialing committee whose interpretation allowed southern delegates supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower for president to remain at the national convention. The feasibility study by Architect William Ryder Reed examined the possibility of converting the house into a fully licensed 24 hour hospital instead of a clinic. The amount was four to five times the final cost of converting the house to a clinic. In 1 965-1 966, Architect William Ryder Reed of the Tacoma architectural firm Harris & Reed designed the remodel to convert the building into the campus Health Center for a total construction cost of $22,606. Peterson Construction Company of Tacoma was responsible for remodeling the building into a Health Center.

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

The building is an irregular shaped, roman brick clad, wood framed building. It has a newer accessible walk 1 ramp from the sidewalk on the south side of the property. The lot to the east is currently a parking lot that serves the university. There is a substantial rectangular chimney that is just to the north of the west-east ridge. There is a flat roof with eaves to the rear and an entry to the south. Window frames are steel with casement operation for vent panes.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings I ndex, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University. 1 890-1 990. Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/;

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Additional Photos for: Donald Eastvold House

View of

South and East Elevations

at 60 1 1 2 1 St S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

taken 3/1 /201 0

View of

East Elevation

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Comments:

Comments:

View of

taken

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Photography Neg. No ( Ro l l No.!Frame No.):

Comments:

Comments: Printed on 1120120 1 1 10:56:04 AM

taken 3/1/20 1 0

taken


at 723 S 12 1st St. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILOCA TION SECTION I

;2

Field Site No.

OAHP No. : Commo n Name:

Historic Name:

Blomquist Comments:

P roperty Address: 723 S 1 2 1 st SI. Parkland (Tacoma, WA Cou nty

Townsh ip/Range/EW Section

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9 R03E

Pierce

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q

Spatial Type : Point

Sequence:

Unknown

North ing: 5221 740 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Tax No./Parcel No.

Plat/Block/Lot

2240001 450

ARMOUR ADD L 1 THRU 3 B 1 8

jlDENTIFICA TION SECTION �

Acquisition Code:

1 Easting: 542290

J.Z

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1/20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 21 80 Park Avenue S

Parkland, Washington 98477

Classification: Not Identified

Resource Status

Comments

Surveyll nventorv

Within a District? No Contributi ng? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

-

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI

-

-

- - - - - - -

Historic Use:

Domestic - Single Family House

Cu rrent Use:

Education - College

Plan : L-Slrlape Structural System : Changes to plan�

No. of Stories:

- - - - - - -

-

1

Platform Frame I ntact

Changes to original cladd ing :

Page 1 of 2

-

Changes to interior: Unknown

Unknown

Changes to other:

Style

-

1

I I I 1 I I I

View of

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

South Elevation (Front)

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No'/Frame No.): Comments:

Ranch - World War II Era Cottage

FormlType

Commercial - Campus Single Family - Side Gable Pri nted on

1 /20/201 1 11 0 :46:04 AM


Historic Property Inventory Report for Changes t o windows:

Unknown

Cladding

at 723 S 121st St, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Other (specify) : Foundation

Wood - CI Clpboard

Roof Material

Asphalt / Composition

Concrete - Poured

Roof Type

Gable Gable - Side Gable

[NARRA riVE SECTION ] Study U n it

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Statement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

!

Architect: Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Property is located in a potential historic district (National and/or local):

Unable to Determine

Property potentially contri butes to a h istoric district (National and/or local):

Named 10' G"" Blom,"'''. PLU Eo,,,,h P'ol"'o' " om 1 939 10 1 976.

The 2,562 square foot building is a rectilinear box with it's simple gabled roof ridge running parallel to the street. The north side of the gable is a single plane, while the south roof plane is broken into three sections. . It has a single story above ground and a full basement with an exterior stairway to the east. The basement is day lit with sliding windows. It is mostly clad in wide horizontal wood siding with the center bay facing the street apparently clad in T-1 1 1 plywood siding, . The windows are aluminum casement operating windows. There are walks that eX1end south from entrances on the south and east side of the building.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890- 1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pierce County Assessor; Pacific Lutheran University Archives, 3rd Floor Mortvedt Library.

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

at

ILOCATION SECTIONI

Field Site No. g

12002 Park A ve S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

OAHP No. : Common Name:

Historic Name:

Theatre House Comments:

P roperty Address: ,1 2002 Park Ave S. Parkland (Tacoma, WA Cou nty

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9 R03E

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1.Q Sequence:

Tax No.lParcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acquisition Code:

1 Eastin g : 542474

GPS

Northing: 5221 117 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

224000 1 442,_2240001 492

IIDENTIFICA TION SECTION�

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1/201 0

Owner's N,ame:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacfic Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98447

C l assification: Building

Comments

Resource Status

Survey/lnventorv

With i n a D istrict? No Contributi ng? National R'eg ister Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

-

- - - - - - - - -

- -

-

- -

- - - - -

-

-

- - - - - -

-

- -

IDESCRIPTION SECT/� Historic Use:

Education - College

Cu rrent Use:

Education - College

P l a n : Rectangle Structural System : Changes t o plan: Changes

No. of Stories:

U nknown Slight

Changes to i nterior: Unknown

to origina l cladd i n g :

Changes to windows: Page 11 of 2

g

Unknown

Extensive

Changes to other:

1

I I I I I I I

View of

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

South and East Elevations

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No,): Comments:

Style

Arts & Crafts - Craftsman

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus Single Family - Workingman's Foursquare

Other (specify) : Pri nted on

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Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladding

Foundation

Shingle

Concrete - Poured

Wood - Cl apboa rd

[NARRA TIVE SECTIOďż˝ Study Unit

12002 Park A ve S. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Roof Material

Asphalt I Composition - Shingle

Roof Type

Gable

Date Of Construction :

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect: Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Pro perty is located i n a potential historic district (National and/or local):

Unable to Determine

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

The house may have been previously used as a Youth House. which hosted visiting youth and their guardians from various Lutheran Congregations. From an operational point of view it lost the university money in this capacity and was converted to the theater house during the summer of 1 987 or there abouts according to an April 6, 1 987 memo from the Vice-President of Church Relations to the director of Student Housing ..

The rectangular shaped building is clad in alternating width clapboards with a shingled gable. From the front side along Park Avenue South it appears to have three bays of windows. There are also basement windows. The middle bay of the second floor projects above the main entrance. This bay also appears to house the stair. On the southwest corner there is a utilitarian entrance. The simple gable running north to south has seven craftsman style eave brackets, supporting it. The do not quite appear to be equally distributed along the barge board. It appears to be Craftsman 1 Arts and Crafts in style.

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890- 1 990. Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/; Pierce County Assessor

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Additional Photos for:

View of

East Elevation

-l

taken 3/ 1 /20 1 0

at

12002 Park A ve S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

,----

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.JFrame No. ) :

Photography Neg. N o ( R o l l No.JFrame No. ) :

Comments:

Comments:

View of

taken

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.JFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.JFrame No.):

Comments:

Comments: Printed on 1120120t t 10:33:20 AM

taken

taken


Historic Property Inventory Report for

at

ILOCA TION SECTION I

Field Site No. �

723 S 1 2 1 st St, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

OAHP No.: Commo n Name:

Historic Name:

Blomquist

Property Address: 723 S 1 2 1 st St, Park'iand (Tacoma, WA County

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

T1 9R03E

1 /4 Sec

Comments: 1/4 114 Sec

09

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: .1Q

Spatial Type : Point

Sequence:

Northing: 5221 740 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Tax No.lParcel No.

Plat/Block/lot

224000 1 450

ARMOUR ADD l 1 THRU 3 B 1 8

IIDEJVTlFICA TlON SECTION �

Acquisition Code: Unknown

1 Easting: 542290

Jl

Survey Name: Pacific lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1/20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/StatelZip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Avenue S

Parkland, Washington 98477

Classification: Not Identified

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/Inventory

With in a District? No Contributing? National Register Nominatio n :

local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTION I

- -

- - - - - - - - - -- - - - - -

Historic Use :

Domestic - Single Family House

Current Use :

Education - College

Plan.: L;S h ape Stru ctural System : Changes to p lan:

No. of Stories:

--

- - --- -

--

- -

--

1

Platform Frame Intact

Changes to original cladding:

Page 1 of 2

- - - .---

Changes to interior: Unknown

Unknown

Changes to other:

Style

-

l

I I I I I I I

View of

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

South Elevation (Front)

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

Ranch - World War II Era Cottage

Form/Type

Commercial - Campus Si ngle Family - Side Gable Pri nted on

5/20/201 0 9 : 1 7 : 1 4 AM


at 723 S 1 2 1 st St. Parkland (Tacoma. WA

Historic Property Inventory Report for Changes to windows:

Unknown

Cladding

Other (specify): Foundation

Wood - Clapboard

Concrete - Poured

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition

Gable Gable - Side Gable

Date Of Construction:

[NARRATIVE SECTJOt:/l Study Unit

Education Ethnic Heritage Religion

Other

Private Colleges & Universitie NOIweqian 1 Scandinavian Lutheran

Architect: Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places : Unable to Determine Property is located i n a potential historic district (National and/or local):

Unable to Determine

Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Named for Grace Blomquist, English Professor from 1 939 to 1 976.

Description of Physical Appearance

The 2,600 square foot building is a rectilinear box with it's three gabled roof sections parallel to the street, a center slightly higher mass of the roof projecting further. The north side of the gable is all in one plane .. It has a single story above ground and a full basement with an exterior stairway to the east.. To the north a dormered wing also projects. This appears to provde for a garage 1 car shelter. The basement is daylit with sliding clerestory windows. It is mostly clad in wide horizontal wood siding with the center bay facing the street apparently clad in T-l 1 1 plywood siding, . The windows are aluminum framed casement operating windows. There are walks that extend south from entrances on the south and east side of the building.

Major Bibliographic References

9

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce COl'lnty Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990 Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran ILJniversi ty Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLILJ Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archives/Timeline/:. Pierce County Assessor

J

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at 1 20 13 Park St S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Lee House

Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILoeA TION SECT/ONI

Field Site No. Z

OAHP No.:

Lee House

Historic Name:

Property Address :

County

Common Name:

Comments: Quarteer 32, ARMOUR ADD L �

1 201 3 Park St S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

Pavroll

T1 9R03E

1 /4 Sec

1/4 1 14 Sec

09

Quadrangle

Coordi nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone : 1 0 Sequence:

Tax No.lParcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

Acquisition Code:

1 Easting: 542487

1

THRU 4

Unknown

Northing: 5221 738 Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

PlatlBlocklLot

B

.23

224000 1 520

IIDENTIFICATION SECTION

Su rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett 1 Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1 /201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/StatelZi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 21 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland. WA 98447

Classification : Not Identified

Comments

Resource Status

Survey/lnventorv

With i n a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Loca�1 District: National Register District/Thematic Nomi nation Name:

-

- - -- - -- - -- - - - - -

- - - - - - -- - -- - - -

IDESCRIPTION SECTIONI Historic Use :

Education · College

Current Use :

Education · College

Pla n : Irregular Structural System: Changes to plan:

Page 1 of 2

I I I

I

No. of Stories:

I I

I

Unknown Intact

Changes to original cladding:

l

Changes to interior: Unknown

Slight

Changes to other:

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments :

FormlType

Style Iud or

taken 3/1 /201 0

West Elevation

.

Tudor R eviva l

Commercial · Campus Single Fa mi ly · Side Gable Printed on

5/20/20 1 0 2 :42:07 PM


Historic Property Inventory Report for Chan ges to windows:

Lee House

Slight

Cladding

120 13 Park Sf S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Other (specify) : Foundation

Brick

at

Concrete - Poured

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Gable - Parallel Gables Gable - Side Gable

rNARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

Education

]

Date Of Construction:

Other

Architect: Builder:

Ethnic Heritage Religion

Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Unable to Determine Property is located i n a potential historic district (National and/or local):

Unable to Determine

Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

Page 2 of 2

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. -_._ .- - . ----

The rectangular 1 -1 /2 story building has a gable running parallel to Park Ave S. The main mass to the south has projecting shed dormers. The windows appear to be original 3 /1 and 4/1 single hung windows. A smaller mass projects to the north and has a large window facing the street with a lower / smaller gable. The dormers are s heathed in shingles and the gable ends in wood clapboard, the balance of the building is clad in brick. The chimney on the south end of the building has been clipped at the roofline and no longer appears to be operational.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, htlp://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, P hilip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press ; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 217/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http ://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/;

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Additional Photos for:

View of

Lee House

South Elevation

at

taken 3/1 /20 1 0

120 1 3 Park Sf S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

View of

Photography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No.):

Photography Neg. No ( Roll No.lFrame No.):

Comments:

Comments:

V iew of

taken

View of

P hotography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No.):

Photography Neg. No ( Roll No.lFrame No,):

C om ments:

Comments: Printed on 512012010 2:42:09 PM

taken

taken


at 868 Wheeler St, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Historic Property Inventory Report for

iLOCA TlON SECTION]

Field Site No. .1.ยง

OAHP No.: Common Name:

Historic Name:

Wang Center for International Programs

P roperty Address: 868 Wheeler St. Parkland (Tacoma. WA Cou nty

Towns hip/Range/EW Section

I'Jer<:e

1/4 Sec

Comments: 1/4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9R03E

Coordinate Reference

Quadrangle

TACOMA SOUTH

Tax No.lParcel' No.

ilDENTIFICA TION SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran U niversity

Field Recorder:

Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded : 3/1 /201 0

Owner's Name :

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 180 Park Avenue South

Parkland, WA 98447

Classification: Building

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Pial/Block/Lot

Resource Status

Comments

Surveyllnventorv

With i n a District? t:!Q Contributing? Nat i o nal Register Nomination :

Local District: Natio nal Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTION ]

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Historic Use:

Education - Col l ege

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: Rectangle Structural System : Challges to plan:

I I I

No. of Stories:

I

1

Platform Frame Unknown

Challges to original cladding:

Changes to interior: U nknown

Unknown

l

Changes to other:

Style

I I I

View of

taken 3/1 /20J.0

East and North Elevations

Photography Neg. No (Roll No./Frame No.): Comments:

America n Foursquare - Craftsman

Form/Type

Single Family Commercial

Challges to windows:

Page 1 0f 2

Extensive

-

Campus

Other (specify):

Printed on

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at 868 Wheeler St, Parkland (Tacoma, WA

Historic Property Inventory Report for Cladding

Roof Material

Foundation

Shingle

Unknown

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Gable Gable - Cross Gable

Date Of Constructio n :

[NARRATIVE SECTION Study Unit

Education

I

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

None

Architect:

Other

� � �----------� �

Acquired 1 986

l

Bui lder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: Property is located i n a potential hi storic d istrict (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

The 2,300 square foot Wang Center is a former single family residence. It is located to the west of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center. Currently its main entrance is from the east; formerly there was an entrance walk oriented the house to the north along Wheeler Street South. This entrance is demarcated by rustic river stone and metal gate. The corresponding entrance walk appears to have been removed. The building itself appears to be clad in shingles arranged in alternating close and wide coursings. An apparent shed roofed porch to the north is backed up by three parallel gables extruded out of the single gable roof. This apparent porch has since been enclosed. On the east side there is still an entrance veranda or porch with two shingled pillars; it could have been part of a larger veranda if t he front was originally a porch. The windows have largely been replaced with black metal framed models with an operable slider vent panes on the lower portion and a la�ge pane of glass on the upper portion.

Major Bibliographic Refe rences

Page 2 of 2

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Accessed 2/7/201 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor

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at 208 Garfield St 5, Parkland {Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Garfield Commons

Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILOCA TION SECďż˝

Field Site No. 23

OAHP No. :

Garfield Commons

Historic Name:

Common Name:

Garfield Commons incl Bookstore Comments:

Property Address: 208 Garfield St S. Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447 County

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

1 /4 Sec

1 /4 1 /4 Sec

09

T 1 9 R03E

Quadrangle

Coord inate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone:

1Q

Sequence: Tax No.lParcel, No.

Spatial Type: Point

1 Easti ng : 5428 1 6

Acquisition Code: Other Northing : 5221 548 Acreage

Supp lemental Map(s)

P lat/Block/Lot

.75

6762002300, 6762002363, 6762002290

I

I'DENT'FICA TION SECTION

S u rvey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder: J im McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded :

3/1/201 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address :

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 21 80 Park Avenue South

Parkland, Washington 98447

Classification: Building

Comments

'Resource Status

Survey/lnventorv

Within a D i strict? No Contributi ng? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name :

- - - - - - - -

- -

- - - - - - -

fiiESCRIPTlON SECTIONI H i storic Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Plan: I rregular Structural System : Changes t o p la n :

No. of Stories:

-

- - - - - - - - - - - -

1

I I I I

View of

Intact

Changes to interior: Intact

I ntact

Changes to other:

taken 3/1/20 1 0

Partial North Elevation

Photography Neg. N o (Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

Unknown

Changes t o original cladding:

1

Style Modern - Contemporary

Composite Panoramic Phot o Form/Type Commercial - Strip Commercial

Modern - Postmodern

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

Garfield Commons

Cladding

Foundation

Brick - Stretcher Bond

Concrete - Poured

Ven eer - Stucco

I Commerce

Roof Material

Asphalt / Composition - Built Up Metal

Roof Type

Flat with Eaves Flat with Parapet Parabolic

INARRA TIVE SECT/ON ] Study Unit

at 208 Garfield Sf S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

Date Of Constructio n :

Other

Bookstore & Restaurant

Educa1ion

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Religion

Lutheran

Architect:

2007

GGLO LLC. Seattle

Builder : Mountain Construction Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located i n a potential historic d i strict (National and/or local):

Unable to Determine

Property potential ly contributes to a h istoric district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

The development is a joint-venture of Lorig, LLC and Pacific Lutheran University and is officially owned by Garfield Commons, LLC. The official PLU bookstore, "Garfield Book Company", is a major tenant of the development. Lorig is a well known and respected developer throughout the Northwest with a variety of joint-venture projects and solo projects. The projects for which it is well known include historic rehabilitations and new construction like Thorton Creek mixed use development, Wallingford Center in Seattle and Lincoln School Apartments in Eugene, Oregon. GGLO is a regionall architectural and planning firm that specializes in urban design, mixed use and multifamily housing practice areas.

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

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Although owned by PLU, this is a retail space. It is comprised of three buildings: Two lower single story eastern buildings that house retail shops along with a higher western building that houses the official PLU bookstore (Garfield Book company) and several other retail tenants. Both buildings are built up to the property lines along Garfield and Pacific Streets. The buildings have walkways and patio areas that link them to the interior of the lot where automobile parking spaces are located. The larger of the two buildings has an articulated framed metal roofed segment at the pedestrian entrance along Garfield street to the rear lot. The book store is housed i n this section. The balance of the roofing is made up of a flat parapet walled roof. The exterior is a combination of brick veneer and exterior insulated finish systems, . Alluminum storefront door and glazing systems make up the balance of the exterior finishes.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0. "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor

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Field Site No.

OAHP No.:

35

Common Name:

Historic Name:

Human Resources - Garage Comments:

Property Address: Cou n ty

Townshi p/Range/EW Section

114 Sec

1/4 1 /4 Sec

Quadrangle

Coordinate Reference Zone: 1Q Sequence:

Tax NO./Parcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

1 Easti ng:

Acquisition Code : Unknown Northing: 522 1 465

5425 1 2

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

Plat/Block/Lot

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6762000370

f/DENTIFICA TlON SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder: Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Reco rded : 3/1 /20 1 0

Owner's Name:

Owner Address:

City/State/Zi p :

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S

Parkland. WA 98447

Classification: Building

Resource Status

Comments

Survey/I nventory

Wit h i n a District? Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Local District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

IDESCRIPTION SECTION I Historic Use :

Domestic - Single Family House

Current Use :

Education - College

Pla n : Cross/Cruciform Structural System :

View of

No. of Stories:

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

£

Comments:

Platform Frame Changes to interior: Unknown

Changes to plan : � Changes to original claddi n g :

Intact

Changes to other:

Style �

Vernacular

Changes to windows: Page 1 of 2

Intact

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North Elevation

Form/Type

Single Family Commercial - Campus

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Foundation

Wood - Clapboard

Concrete - Poured

INARRA TIVE SECTION Study Unit

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Date Of Constructio n :

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian / Scandinavian

Religion

Roof Material

Gable - Cross Gable

1 948

Architect: Builder: Engineer:

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No

Unable to Determine

Property is located i n a potential historic district (National and/or local): Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Significance

Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

The Human Resources complex is a former residential building and its garage. A shed roofed entry to the west appears to be newer insertion on the post world-war II cape-cod style residence. The garage is a simple gabled building with the ridge running east-west. There appears to be a newer turbine ventilator on the garage. The main building itself is cross gabled with dormers to the north and south. A small gable at the entrance projects to the west. Little modification to the clapboard siding is visible, including the single hung windows. There are some inserted window hung air-conditioning units. The shed dormer is on the south side of the window.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 201 0. Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/; Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran U niversity Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran University. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0 . "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu.edu/-archiveslTimeline/; Pierce County Assessor ------- ------ -------'

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View of

West and South Elevations

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P hotography Neg. No (Roll No.lFrame No.):

Photography Neg. No (Roll No.!Frame No.):

Comments:

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Field Site No. 39

1 0 1 2 123 A ve S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 9844 7

OAHP No.: Common Name :

Historic Name:

Music House

Property Address: 1 0 1 2 1 23 Ave S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447 County

Township/Range/EW Section

114 Sec

Comments:

1/4 1 /4 Sec

Coordinate Reference

Quadrangle

Zone : 1Q

Spatial Type: Point

Sequence: Tax No.lParcel No.

Acqu isition Code:

Unknown

Northing: 522 1 396

1 Easti ng: 541 8 1 7

Acreage

Supplemental Map(s)

PlatlBlock/Lot

Jl

9 1 75000370

I

j/DENTlFICA TION SECTION

Survey Name: Pacific Lutheran University

Field Recorder: Jim McNett / Aaron Lemchen

Date Recorded: 3/1/20 1 0

Owner's Name :

Owner Address:

City/State/Zip:

Pacific Lutheran University

1 2 1 80 Park Ave S

Parkland, WA 98447

Classification : Building

Comments

Resource Status

Survey/Inventory

With i n a District? No Contributing? National Register Nomination:

Loca l District: National Register DistrictlThematic Nomination Name:

( DESCRIPTION SECTION1

- - - -

Histaric Use:

Education - College

Current Use:

Education - College

Pla n : Irregular Structural System : Charnges to pla n :

No. of Stories :

-

-

-

-

-

- - - - - - - - -

Unknown

1

Chan ges to windows :

Unknown

1

View of

taken

North Elevation

3/1 /20 1 0

Photography Neg. No ( Roll No.lFrame No.): Comments:

Changes to i nterior: Unknown

Unknown

-

I I I I I

Platform Frame

Changes to original cladding:

Page 1 of 2

-

Changes to other:

Style

Form/Type

Ranch

Commercial - Campus

Ranch - World War II Era Cottage

Single Family

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Cladding

Foundation

Wood - Clapboard

Concrete - Poured

1 0 12 123 Ave S, Parkland (Tacoma, WA 98447

Roof Material

Roof Type

Asphalt / Composition - Shingle

Hip - Parallel Hipped

Date Of Constructio n :

,NARRATIVE SECTION

_

Study Unit

Architect:

Other

Education

Private Colleges & Universitie

Builder:

Ethnic Heritage

Norwegian 1 Scandinavian

Engineer:

Religion

Lutheran

Property appears to meet criteria for the National Register of Historic Places: No Property is located in a potential hi storic district (National and/or local):

No

Property potentially contributes to a historic district (National and/or local): Statement of Signtficance

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Description of Physical Appearance

Major Bibliographic References

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This 1 200 square foot building has one noticeable change to its plan. The stone faced chimney mass on the north elevation appears to cover up where a garage 1 carport would have likely been located based upon the driveway. Their appears to be a newer unpaved drive to a carport on the southwest corner of the building. The building has a parallel hipped roof with shingle cladding. In addition the front yard to the north of the building has low, brick landscape wall.

Tacoma Public Library. Accessed February 7, 20 1 0 . Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index, http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/: Nordquist, Philip A. 1 990. Educating For Service: Pacific Lutheran U niversity, 1 890-1 990, Pacific Lutheran University Press; Mithun. October 2006. Campus Master Plan October 2006; Pacific Lutheran Universily. Accessed 2/7/20 1 0 . "PLU Timeline". http://www.plu .edu/-archivesiTimelinel; Pierce County Assessor

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Historic Property Inventory Report for

ILOCA TI.ON SECT/�

Field Site No, 1.

715 S 121st St. Parkland (Tacoma, WA

OAHP No.: Common Name:

Histo-ric Name : Joe & Anna Enge House

Facultv House

Property Add ress: 715 S 1 2 11;t SI. Parkland (Tacoma, WA County

Township/Range/EW Section

Pierce

T 1 9 R03E

1 /4 Sec

Comments: 1/4 1 /4 Sec

09

Quadrangle

Coord i nate Reference

TACOMA SOUTH

Zone: 1Q Sequence:

Tax No.lParcel No.

Spatial Type: Point

1 Easting: 542324

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