AKA: University of Washington, Seattle, Bagley, Reverend Daniel, Hall #2, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Loschky Marquardt and Nesholm (LMN), Architects (firm); Moore Ruble Yudell Architects (firm); Naramore, Grainger and Thomas, Architects (firm); Teufel, George E., Company, General Contractors (firm); Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects (firm); Carl Freylinghausen Gould Sr. (architect); Clyde Grainger (architect); Robert B. Inverarity (artist); Charles Willard Moore (architect); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect); William Polk (architect); Gerald Charles Pomeroy (architect); John Ruble (architect); Ragnar Smith (architect); Irving Harlan Thomas (architect); Lawrence Galen Waldron (architect); Robert Yudell (architect)

Dates: constructed 1935-1937

3 stories

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West Stevens Way NE
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

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Building Notes

The building is named for a founder of the University of Washington, the Methodist minister, Daniel Bagley; Robert B. Inverarity produced the mosaics in the entryway, a Federal Art Project project of the Works Project Administration (WPA).

Duane Dietz noted (1994) that Carl Gould of the Seattle architecture firm, Bebb and Gould, also participated in the design of Bagley Hall. (See Duane Dietz, "Floyd Naramore," Shaping Seattle Architecture, [Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994], p. 200 and 203.)

In 1965, the University of Washington Board of Regents approved over $5 million in revenue bonds to build an addition to Bagley Hall for a Chemical Engineering Building. Construction was contingent on the WA State Legislature's approval of the debt. The Seattle Daily Times reported in 03/1965: "The George E. Trufel Co. yesterday was awarded, conditionally, a $2,277,451 contract by the University of Washington Board of Regents for construction of the University's Chemical Engineering Building. To finance construction of the building and other projects, the regents accepted a bid from Blyth & Co., Inc., for the purchase of a %5.25 million issue of university general tuition-fee revenue bonds. The Chemical Engineering Building award hinges upon the Legislature's approval of the use of tuition bond funds to finance part of the cost. No appropriations from the state's general fund will be used in the construction. Financing will include $510,000 from a National Science Foundation grant. The four-story building, with a total cost of $2,760,700, will rise west of Bagley Hall on a site that formerly was part of the campus drug-plant garden. The Blyth bid carries an interest rate of 3.4735 per cent. The serial coupon bonds, with a maximum maturity of 30 years, will be paid out of student tuitions. In addition to the Chemical Engineering Building the money will pay for construction of Padelford Hall (Arts and Sciences Buildings) and campus utilities." (See "U.W. Building Pact Awarded," Seattle Daily Times, 03/27/1965, p. 26.) The UW Chemical Engineering was re-sited and built to the west of Bagley Hall across Okanagon Lane, not to the south. The new Chemical Engineering Building was renamed "Benson Hall," completed in 1966. This southern site was later built upon for an addition in the mid-1990s.


The firm of Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects, supervised the design and construction of an addition to Bagley Hall in 1980.

Moore, Ruble, Yudell and Loschky, Marquardt, and Nesholm (LMN) produced the Chemistry Building Addition in 1995.

In 2007, three areas in Bagley Hall were renovated: Bagley 290 (Undergraduate teaching lab), the West end of the third floor and the north side space currently allocated to Chemistry on the 4th floor.

PCAD id: 4775