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Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fairbanks Hall

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. Fairbanks Hall Marker
Inscription.   Erected in 1876, stood 15 feet from this site until 1978. The hall was given to Drury by Mr. Charles Fairbanks of Tunbridge Wells, England as a memorial to his son, Walter. Fairbanks served Drury proudly as a home for over two thousand Drury students and several faculty members for 102 years.
 
Erected by Drury University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 37° 13.194′ N, 93° 17.206′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Benton Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is between Lay Hall and the Mabee Center for the Performing Arts, on the Drury University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield MO 65802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tau Eta Gamma (local) (a few steps from this marker); Indian Mounds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fairbanks Hall (about 300 feet away); Civil War Entrenchments (about 500
Fairbanks Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. Fairbanks Hall Marker
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feet away); Stone Chapel (about 700 feet away); Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Church In Greene County (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Springfield Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Drury University, Springfield MO. (Submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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