AKA: Whitman College, Memorial Building, Walla Walla, WA

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

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1899

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345 Boyer Avenue
Whitman College Campus, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Building History

The Whitman College.edu website said of the Memorial Building in 2021: "Built in 1899 with a $50,000 gift from Daniel K. Pearsons, the Memorial Building was named to honor Marcus and Narcissa Prentiss Whitman. Various college functions have occupied this building: classrooms, chapel, library, science labs, administrative offices." (See Whitman College.edu, "Memorial Building," accessed 09/07/2021.)

Memorial Hall housed the college's library collection from 1900 until 1934. At this time, the library moved to new quarters in Reynolds Hall.

It housed the administrative offices of Whitman College, c. 2007.


The college erected a wood-framed annex on the west end of Memorial Hall to house additional books, c. 1920. (See Whitman College.edu, "Buildings," accessed 09/07/2021.)

National Register of Historic Places (LIsted 1974-): ID n/a

PCAD id: 7734