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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tappan Hall

1894

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
1. Tappan Hall Marker
Inscription.  Named for the university's first President in Ann Arbor, Henry. Philip Tappan, and completed in 1894 for use by the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts, Tappan Hall has served the university in many ways, In addition to housing LS&A classes, it has been home to the Department of Economics, the School of Education, the Mineralogy Department, the Bureau of Industrial Relations, and the School of Business Administration, which moved into Tappan Hall when it was established in 1924, Since 1948 the History of Art Department has occupied the building. The south wing was added in 1985 to house the Fine Arts Library and to provide a secure repository for the department's Visual Resources Collection. Upon completion of the addition a bronze bas relief of Tappan, executed in 1914 by sculptor Karl Bitter, was installed in the lobby. Tappan Hall is the oldest extant classroom building on campus. The original 1894 wing was designed by the Detroit firm of Spier and Rohns; the south wing by Luckenbach/Ziegelman,
 
Erected 1999 by History and Traditions Committee, University of Michigan. (Marker Number 9.)
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
2. Tappan Hall Marker
Located on right, at ground level, near west entrance to Tappan Hall.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 42° 16.533′ N, 83° 44.366′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from South University Avenue near South State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 S State St, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Xi Psi Phi Fraternity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Brackett Memorial (about 300 feet away); Law Quadrangle (about 300 feet away); The Michigan Union and the Peace Corps (about 300 feet away); The President's House (about 300 feet away); Acacia (about 400 feet away); University of Michigan Campus 1907 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, September 10, 2021
3. Tappan Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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