University of Montana: Stone Hall – Missoula MT

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The Journalism Building on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, now known as Stone Hall, was constructed by the Public Works Administration in 1936-7. The three-story brick structure housed the Journalism School and the printing press of the student newspaper, the Montana Kaimin. The building presently houses the Department of Geology, the College of Forestry and Conservation and the Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center.

According to the Montana Historical Society: “Dean Arthur Stone pitched four tents near the Oval in 1914, thereby founding the University’s School of Journalism. An old bicycle shed and later World War I army barracks served as quarters for this discipline, then considered “non-essential.” After a long struggle, the Public Works Administration (PWA) appropriated building funds. Architects R. C. Hugenin of Butte and Norman DeKay of Helena designed the 1937 Renaissance Revival-inspired building, adding liberal modern touches and asymmetrically placed windows. Home of the university newspaper, The Kaimin, and dedicated to Dean Stone, this building represents the hard-won acceptance of journalism as an academic discipline.”

Source notes

Montana Historical Society, The Montana National Register Sign Program: (http://digitalvault.mhs.mt.gov/items/show/20601), accessed March 16, 2018.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 1992: (https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/92001284.pdf), accessed March 16, 2018.

Waymarking, Journalism Building: (http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMMZV5_Stone_Hall_1936_U_of_M_Missoula_MT), accessed March 16, 2018.

 

Project originally submitted by Douglass Halvorsen on March 17, 2018.

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Stone Hall
Missoula, MT 59812

Coordinates: 46.858898, -113.984656

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