Stockwell Hall (University of Michigan) – Ann Arbor MI

Description

The University of Michigan’s Stockwell Hall was constructed during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.

“The building expansion plans of the University gained impetus in September 1938, when announcement was made of a grant by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (PWA), making possible a new $1,000,000 dormitory for women. The offer “in the amount of 45 per cent of the cost of the project upon completion …, but not to exceed in any event, the sum of $450,000,” was formally accepted by the Regents on October 18, 1938 (R.P., 1936-39, p. 714). The University’s share was obtained through the sale of revenue bonds, which were retired over a period of years by the net earnings of the dormitory.” (umich.edu)

(PWA Docket No. NY [X]1559)

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 62.

http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/campus_tour/stockwell.php

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 28, 2014.

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Location Info


North University Ave. and Observatory St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Coordinates: 42.278619, -83.731382

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