丹弗斯校区

The 丹弗斯校区 of ca88游戏. 路易 is located on 169 acres just beyond the western edge of the City of St. 路易.

Aerial view of 布鲁金斯学会大厅 and the Danforth campus

The 丹弗斯校区 borders the west end of Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and one of the nation’s largest urban parks.

On September 17, 2006, the Hilltop Campus of ca88游戏. 路易是 改名为丹佛斯校区. The 丹弗斯校区 continues to grow today. Explore the major construction and renovation projects going on around Washington University, including the transformation of the east end of the 丹弗斯校区.

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主要特色 学院的哥特式 architecture in its academic buildings — several of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places — the campus is at once reminiscent of great European universities and a forward-looking center of academic excellence, cutting-edge research and creativity.

历史和建筑

From 1853 until 1905, the university was located in downtown St. 路易. None of the downtown campus buildings still stands.

Planning for the move from downtown to the 丹弗斯校区 began in the mid-1890s with the acquisition of the 丹弗斯校区 site. Site plans were prepared in 1895 by the firm of Olmsted, 奥姆斯特德和艾略特, 1899年,, a national competition was held to choose the architectural firm that would design the campus. Six firms entered the competition; the commission was awarded to Cope and Stewardson, 费城. Construction of the 丹弗斯校区 began in October of 1900 with the laying of the cornerstone for Busch Hall. Laying of the cornerstone for 布鲁金斯学会大厅 occurred in November of 1900.

布鲁金斯-霍尔- 1900

世界博览会期间, a total of nine buildings were leased to the 路易iana Purchase Exposition Company for use as administrative offices and exhibit space; construction of four of the nine buildings was funded by income from the lease agreement. The first academic use of the 丹弗斯校区 buildings took place on January 30, 1905, two months after the Fair’s close, and the 丹弗斯校区 was formally dedicated during 毕业典礼 ceremonies in June 1905.

Cope and Stewardson described the architectural style of the campus:

“在, 风格, 一般来说, Academic Gothic of the fifteenth and sixteenth Centuries, but some of the buildings represent the early pure type and other the modified type, “詹姆斯一世的,’ in which certain details of the Renaissance were introduced.”

“The Brookings building is in the earlier pure Academic Gothic … the laboratories and scientific buildings, as better expressing their purpose, 是后期风格吗. For the library we should propose something midway between the two. [Note: the library referred to here is Ridgley大厅, not the present-day 奥林图书馆] The other buildings beyond the Academic Courts, in the less formal part of the group, we should treat in the earlier period with a greater number of gables and more variety of outline following the more domestic type of the style.”

The Academic Gothic style chosen by Cope and Stewardson was inspired by the architecture of Oxford and Cambridge universities. The predominant building materials are Bedford Limestone and Missouri Red Granite. 今天, 19 丹弗斯校区 buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places; these buildings are known collectively as the 丹弗斯校区 Historic District.

Cope and Stewardson’s original vision and their choice of building materials have, 很少有例外, guided the 丹弗斯校区’ building plan up to the present day. The result is a campus whose buildings are unique for both their beauty and their similarity of style.


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