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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is between Lay Hall and the Mabee Center for the Performing Arts, on the Drury University campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield MO 65802, United States of America.
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 feet away); Stone Chapel (about 700 feet away); First Church In Greene County
Also see . . . Drury University, Springfield MO. (Submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.