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Introduction

Origins

The City

Collegeville (1887, 1895)
College Delta (1898, 1899)
Oakwood (1899)
Cedar Banks (1900)
College Grove (1903)
Fairview (1904, 1905)
College Heights (1904)

Charter of 1907

Avondale (1913)
Bungalow Knolls (1916)
Chesterfield Hills (1916)
Ardson (1919)
Ridgeley Park (1921)
Strathmore (1925)
Glen Cairn (1926)
Bailey (1927)
Touraine (1927)

The Campus

Chronology

1855–1870
1871–1885
1886–1900
1901–1915
1916–1927

 

Interactive Map

Sites on the National and State Historic Registers

Complete list of
Significant Structures

Sources

Ernst A. Bessey House, 213 University Dr. (1922)


Ernst A. Bessey House, February 1992. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.

Ernst Athearn Bessey (1877–1957) was Professor of Botany beginning in 1910, retiring as Chair of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in 1944. He served as President of the Michigan Academy of Sciences in 1915. As Professor of Botany he resided in Faculty Row № 7, better known today as Cowles House.

E. A. Bessey was the son of Charles Edwin Bessey (1845–1915, M.A.C. ’69), another prominent botanist who became Chair of Botany, Dean, and Acting Chancellor at the University of Iowa. Mrs. E. A. Bessey, née Edith Carleton Higgins, was, like her husband, a student of Dr. Bessey the elder.

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