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

Fairbanks Hall

Drury University

 
 
Fairbanks Hall Memorial image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, July 5, 2012
1. Fairbanks Hall Memorial
Inscription. On this spot stood the building in which Drury College opened September, 25, 1873.
 
Erected by Unknown.
 
Location. 37° 13.14′ N, 93° 17.22′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on N. Benton Ave. 0.1 miles north of E. Central, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in the middle of the walkway leading from the street to Burnham Hall on the back side of a large concrete object which looks suspiciously as if it had been a fountain at one time. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Block N. Benton Ave., Springfield MO 65802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Entrenchments (within shouting distance of this marker); Tau Eta Gamma (local) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fairbanks Hall (about 300 feet away); Stone Chapel (about 400 feet away); Indian Mounds (about 600 feet away); First Store in Greene County (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Church In Greene County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shrine Mosque (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Fairbanks Hall. Fairbanks Hall,
Fairbanks Hall Memorial image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, July 5, 2012
2. Fairbanks Hall Memorial
This photo was taken from behind the monument, facing N. Benton Ave.
now long gone, was the building which sat on the site of this monument.

Drury University, founded as Springfield College in 1873, is associated with the United Churches of Christ and the Disciples of Christ. Its total enrollment averages between 3,000-5,000 with a campus covering about 90-acres.
 
Additional keywords. Universities, Higher Education, Schools, Springfield, Missouri
 
Categories. Education
 
Drury University image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, July 5, 2012
3. Drury University
Note the large black walnut tree adjacent to the memorial with the little marker at its foot. The tree is just over 100-years-old. The marker states that it was planted in 1910 to honor Nathan Morrison, the university's first president.
Drury University image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, July 5, 2012
4. Drury University
This is the view you'll see of the monument from N. Benton Ave. Burnham Hall is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2013, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2013, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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