On October 19th, 1919, Salemites got their first public view of the design for the new Lausanne Hall.
|Announcement and picture of New Lausanne Hall|
October 19th, 1919
The new Lausanne Hall, beautiful structure which will be constructed on campus of Willamette University to serve as young women's dormitory. The cost will be $80,000, most of which has been raised. Donors of $500 or more have the privilege of naming rooms, and girls taking rooms for four-year period may have them decorated as they please. Fire danger in minimized by interior design or architect. Even the basement of this building presents interesting features....The heating plant will be one of the most modern obtainable. The boiler will be enclosed in a separate fireproof room...[with] automatic sliding doors...There will be a fully equipped laundry in the basement...A gymnasium will be installed in the basement for calesthenic exercises.
|Old Lausanne Hall - via shineonsalem|
|September 1st, 1919|
|September 20th, 1919|
|October 9th, 1919|
|Demolition in progress, old Capitol in background|
(Willamette University Archives,
dated 1920, but more likely 1919.
See also this image)
Addendum, January 12th, 2020
The paper's got a piece about the construction and also about Deaconess Hospital. (The captions are reversed, however.)
(Added from the Willamette University Archives a picture of the demolition in progress.)
(Added clip from paper today)
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