University of Arizona at Tucson: Humanities Building – Tucson AZ

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The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Humanities Building at the University of Arizona at Tucson. The structure was designed by Roy Place and built in 1935.

A 1986 National Register of Historic Places form describes the formal qualities of the building: “The two story brick classroom building, facing north to North Campus Drive, is in the Italian Romanesque Revival style. The brickwork is English Bond. There is a concrete base with distinct ashlar patterning. There is a recessed entry highlighted by terracotta columns (in-antis) having abstract basket-weave capitals. A triple arch composition over the entry has two terra cotta Corinthianesque columns. Two groupings of three arches to either side of the entrance are two-stories in height with recessed glazed earth tone terracottaspandrelshaving’PuebloDeco1detailing. The arches are articulated with random voussoirs in terra cotta. The windows are steel awning type; second floor windows are arched. The symmetrical facade has blank walled terminal pavilions articulated only with a corbeled arch cornice. A frieze of alternating light (terra cotta) and dark (brick) panels encircles the building below the slightly corbeled cornice. The building is capped with a hip roof of red clay tile.

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 69-N

Center for English as Second Language: (http://directory.arizona.edu/buildings/center-english-second-language), accessed on December 22, 2017.

National Register of Historic Places, University of Arizona at Tucson, The University of Arizona Historic Campus District, 1986, (https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/86001254.pdf), accessed December 22, 2017.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on December 22, 2017.

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Location Info


Center for English as Second Language, University of Arizona at Tucson 1100 E North Campus
Tucson, AZ

Coordinates: 32.232647437522076, -110.95469061299741

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