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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

Chronology of the Michigan Agricultural College

1855–1870 1871–1885 1886–1900 1901–1915 1916–1925

Year Event or Building History
1871 Chemical Laboratory Demolished, 1955
     
1872 2nd Horse Barn, 38x100 feet, where front of Agriculture Hall is now. Moved, used for tools and implements and a wash-room for men [Beal, p. 269]
     
1873 Botanic Garden (Beal wants 1877) Existing
  The Rock” (Gift, Class of 1873) Moved, 1986
     
1874 President’s house (Faculty Row № 1) Demolished, 20 Mar. 1946
  Faculty Row № 2 Demolished, 1945-6
[Kuhn, p. 446]
  Faculty Row № 3 Demolished, 1945-6
[Kuhn, p. 446]
  2nd greenhouse, the first in a new complex near Botanic Garden Demolished, 1918 [Lautner, p. 58]
  Wagon bridge over brook & hollow Removed, 1888
  Foot bridge betw. FR and college Removed, 1888
     
1875 2nd Farm Lane bridge (wooden) Replaced, 1888
  2nd pear orchard planted on the hill  
     
1876 Saints’ Rest burns  
     
1877 1st Wells Hall Burned, 11 Feb. 1905
  1st Dam in Red Cedar River  
  Grand Trunk RR crosses farm Canadian National RR
  Botanic Garden started
Arboretum started
 
     
1878 Corn house  
     
1879 Double row of elms planted Died off, c. 1930s-1960s
     
1880 1st Botany Lab Burned, 23 Mar. 1890
  1st Observatory Demolished
  Ice house, 20x30 feet Burned, Summer 1906
[Beal, p. 270]
     
1881 Library–Museum Existing (Linton Hall)
     
1882 1st addition to Chem Lab  
  1st Boiler house built  
     
1883 Fountain (Gift, Class of 1883) Moved, 1930s; today, unknown.
  Grain barn and 1st silo  
     
1884 Faculty Row № 8 Demolished, c. 1948.
  Faculty Row № 9 Moved, c. 1922 to 217 Beech St.
  Station Terrace Moved c. 1923–24 to 291 Durand St.
     
1885 Faculty Row № 10 Demolished, c. 1922
  Armory Demolished, 1939
  Mechanical Shop - Engineering Burned, 1916
  Veterinary Lab Demolished, c. 1930
     
  Note: Italicized entries are from Beal’s “College as a River” timeline, 1913

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