Tempe in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Site of Krause Hall
Built in 1919 to replace the original Tempe Normal School dining hall, this building was informally named to honor Robert and Martha Krause, who managed it as steward and matron for 30 years. Krause Hall was later remodeled as a cafeteria and was used for that purpose until completion of the Memorial Union in 1956. After that time, it was used variously as a maintenance shop, payroll and personnel office and academic office space. The building was demolished in 1989 to make room for the Life Sciences Tower.
Built: 1919 to replace original campus dining hall
Remodeled: 1936 as cafeteria (WTA assisted)
Presidents: A.J. Mathews, George Swetman, Grady Gammage
Contractors: C.W. Brown; Adams and Cavin
Architect: Lescher and Mahoney; L.M. Fitzhugh
Robert Krause, a native of Hungary, and Martha Krause, who was born in Scotland, met in California and came to Arizona on a motorcycle and sidecar in 1913. Because of their experience in food service, they were hired by President Arthur J. Matthews in 1913 to manage the Tempe Normal School's dining
Erected 1989. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education.
Location. 33° 25.181′ N, 111° 56.028′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on East Tyler Mall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe AZ 85281, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Old Church" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Goodwin Stadium 1936-1978 (approx. ¼ mile away); Tempe Hardware Building (approx. half a mile Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hayden House (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. ¾ mile away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tempe.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2020, by Peter Fischer of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Peter Fischer of Phoenix, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.