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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Ellis F. Lawrence

Hope Abbey Mausoleum Architect

 
 
Ellis F. Lawrence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. Ellis F. Lawrence Marker
Inscription. During the first half of the 20th century, Ellis Fuller Lawrence was one of Oregon's foremost architects. In 1914, he became the founder and first dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. During his 32 year tenure, he was responsible for the first campus plan and the design of 19 fine campus buildings including McArthur Court, the Knight Library, and the Museum of Art. Under Lawrence's innovative guidance, the school rose to a national prominence it still enjoys today.

Born in a suburb of Boston, Ellis received his master's degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and arrived in Oregon in 1906. Commuting weekly from his practice in Portland by train to Eugene, Lawrence was an innovative force in Portland architecture while serving at the University of Oregon. He designed elegant homes, schools, hospitals, stores and other building types in the Pacific Northwest, established several professional organizations, and was a beloved mentor to young architects. Sometimes called the "Father of City Planning in Oregon," he spoke out against rampant development and corrupt government. Genuine and sincere, he devoted his life to innovations in art and public service.

Given the importance of its architect, the mausoleum was placed on the National Register of Historic
Ellis F. Lawrence Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. Ellis F. Lawrence Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here to the left of the mausoleum entrance.
Places in 1980. Lawrence sometimes lamented he didn't spend enough leisure time enjoying art, nature, and the people dear to him. It would probably please him to know we are taking time to enjoy one of his most unique community mausoleums.
 
Location. 44° 1.84′ N, 123° 4.523′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of University Street and East 26th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petrified Wood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Granite Glacial Erratic (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Collier House (approx. one mile away); Patterson Home Site / Animal House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bristow Monument (approx. 8.3 miles away); Elijah Bristow (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the mausoleum, which is located in the southwestern corner of the Masonic Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hope Abbey Mausoleum (EugeneMasonicCemetery.org). ...Hope Abbey is an outstanding example of the rare Egyptian Revival style with its massive entrance archway, papyrus bundles in relief, and lotus blossom urns on either side of the copper doors. Dedicated in 1914, the Masons included a time capsule to be opened in a thousand years, in 2914! (Submitted on October 30, 2016.) 

2. Ellis F. Lawrence (1879-1946) (Oregon Encyclopedia). (Submitted on October 30, 2016.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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