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Gwynn Wilson Student Union

 
 
Gwynn Wilson Student Union Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
1. Gwynn Wilson Student Union Tablet
Inscription.  Gwynn Wilson, an exemplary student who graduated in 1921, has enhanced the University in many ways. He served USC with great distinction as a student body president and as president of the General Alumni Association. As general manager of the Student Body in 1927, he was an outstanding force for the construction of this building and, as a trustee of the university, he has helped greatly in the Student Union’s renovation. With his wife, Marion, he has provided inspirational leadership and loyal friendship to the university family. Therefore, the university is most proud to name this building in his honor, on the occasion of its renovation in 1970.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 34° 1.206′ N, 118° 17.133′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Trousdale Parkway and Childs Way, on the right when traveling south on Trousdale Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90089, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Student Media (within shouting distance of this marker); Teaching and Learning
Gwynn Wilson Student Union Trousdale Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
2. Gwynn Wilson Student Union Trousdale Entrance
The tablet is to the left of the doorway.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Gathering Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Campus Life (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Meeting of the USC Board of Trustees (about 500 feet away); The Founding of USC (about 500 feet away); Ceasar Estrada Chavez (about 600 feet away); The Carolyn Craig Franklin Library Garden Courtyard and Fountain (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  Gwynn Wilson's obituary. Excerpt: “Gwynn Wilson – who, as a student body representative for USC, met with Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne in 1926 and arranged the first of what has become one of college football’s most celebrated rivalries – died Friday, Nov. 13, at his home in Palos Verdes. He was 95.” (Submitted on January 10, 2019.) 
 
Gwynn Wilson Student Union image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
3. Gwynn Wilson Student Union
Building Nameplate Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
4. Building Nameplate Tablet
It is on the corner of Trousdale and Childs. The tablet reads, “The Student Union, University of Southern California, Erected 1927–1928. Rufus B. Von KleinSmid, President of the University; Gwynn Wilson, General Manager of the Student Body. Building Committee: Charles E. Seaman • W. F. Cronermiller • William M. Bowen • J. W. Oakley • Warren B. Bovard. Julius H. Elwood, Chairman Student Union Committee; Lelan C. Tallman, President of the Associated Students, 1926-1927; William V. Henley, President of the Associated Students 1927-1928. John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson, Architects; Scofield Engineering-Construction Co., Builders.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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