University of Minnesota: Coffman Memorial Union – Minneapolis MN

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The student union at the University of Minnesota, now known as Coffman Memorial Union, was likely a New Deal project (probably PWA), though substantially later than the other New Deal buildings on campus. From contributor Charles Swaney: “I’ve been impressed with the ‘foresight, lucky or not’ of these constructions on college campuses that anticipated the huge influx of students after WWII with the GI bill, neither of which were even thought of to any great extent at the time they were built.  They had a profound effect on education and the rebuilding of the economy in the ’50s in particular after the first wave of students matriculated from these institutions that were much better prepared by these building programs in the ’30s.”

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Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on August 17, 2015.

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Coffman Memorial Union
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Coordinates: 44.972822, -93.235346

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