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Deady Hall

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Location  Eugene, Oregon
NRHP Reference #  72001082
Area  4,000 m²
Added to NRHP  11 April 1972
Built  1873-1876
Opened  1876
Architectural style  Italianate architecture
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Similar  Villard Hall, Gerlinger Hall, Lillis Business Complex, Chapman Hall, Collier House

Deady Hall is a historic building located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was built from 1873 to 1876 by W. H. Abrams to a design by architect William W. Piper. It was the University of Oregon's first building, and remained the university's only building for almost ten years after its construction. After the university gained other buildings, it was known simply as the "Old Building", but in 1893 it was renamed "Deady Hall" in honor of Matthew Deady, Oregon's first federal judge. Ironically, Deady believed that state universities were of little use to anybody, and in 1857, during the Oregon Constitutional Convention, Deady moved to strike the section authorizing a university from the Oregon State Constitution. His efforts were initially successful, although by the 1870s a state university had become inevitable, and the building that bears his name was constructed in spite of Deady's earlier objections. In another twist of fate, Deady was first president of the university's Board of Regents.

Map of Deady Hall, Eugene, OR 97401, USA

Deady Hall is variously described as simplified Italianate with Second Empire details or simply as Second Empire (though not as elaborate an example as Villard Hall).

This building was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It and nearby Villard Hall were together designated as one National Historic Landmark in 1977.


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