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Buildings and Grounds of Case, WRU, and CWRU (A-Z)


The staff of the University Archives has compiled summaries of information about buildings and grounds used by Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, 1882-1949. All sources used are in the CWRU Archives and may be consulted in the Archives.

This list is an alphabetical index, arranged by building identifier, to the individual buildings and grounds summaries. The list includes:

Building Identifiers
Derived from a controlled vocabulary created by the University Archives
Formal Names
A name is considered to be the buildings's formal name if:
1) a specific form of name was assigned by the Board of Trustees, or
2) a "namee" was designated, without specifiying the exact form of name, by the Board of Trustees, or
3) a specific form of name was assigned by a senior administrator authorized to do so, or
4) a specific form of name was used in a dedication or similar formal ceremony

Although the information contained in the summaries ends in 1949, we've added formal names assigned after 1949, when they could be readily determined. The naming year is included in parentheses.
Also Known As
Other names by which the building was known
When more than one building was known by the same popular name, the dates of usage are listed in parentheses.

A chronological index, arranged by use dates, is also available.

Information in the summaries includes:

associated with the buildings, including architects, general contractors, donors, occupants
of significant events, including construction, alterations, demolition, purchase, sale, ceremonies
formal and popular
images, locations, size, architectural style
functions carried out in the buildings
costs and funding sources

Information is included only during the time period that a particular building/space was under University control.
Investment properties are not included.
Some information about some buildings is not available.
Unknown data is indicated by a question mark (?).

Identifier Also Known As Formal Name
A Abington Road, 2026 Abington Lodge
Dining Hall (1930-1931)
Abington Road, 2033 Baldwin House (1930-1931)
Abington Road, 2039 Doren House (1930-1931)
Abington Road, 2044 Anthony House (1928-1929)
Abington Road, 2045 Anthony House (1930-1931)
Abington Road, 2050
Abington Road, 2056 Doren House (1928-1929)
Abington Road, 2058 Baldwin House (1928-1929)
Abington Road, 2069
Abington Road, 2070
Abington Road, 2073
Abington Road, 2090 Faris House
University House (1939-1942)
Abington Road, 2096 Schaffner House
Abington Road, 2108
Abington Road, 2114
Abington Road, 2118 Alpha Omega
Dining Hall (1928-1929)
Abington Road, 2121
Abington Road, 2124
Abington Road, 2130 Phi Epsilon Pi
Abington Road, 2134
Adelbert Gym, 1888 Adelbert Gymnasium
University Gymnasium
Adelbert Gym, 1919 Armory
Adelbert Main Building Adelbert College
Adelbert College Administration Building
College Building
Main Building
Adelbert Road, 2023/2041
Adelbert Road, 2025 Household Administration
Adelbert Road, 2029/2045 Curtis House
School of Pharmacy (1930-1931)
Adelbert Road, 2035 Faculty Club (1928-1947)
Adelbert Road, 2051/2079
Adelbert Road, 2057 School of Nursing (1938)
Adelbert Road, 2063 Frances Bolton House
School of Nursing (1927-1949+)
Adelbert Road, 2069
Adelbert Road, 2073 Athletic House
English House
Adelbert Road, 2087 Annex
Bolton Dormitory
Field House
Adelbert Road, 2101 University House (1937)
Adelbert Road, 2107 Leutner House
Phil Delta Theta
Adelbert Road, 2117 School of Applied Social Sciences (1930-1931)
Adelbert Road, 2121 School of Applied Social Sciences (1929-1931)
Adelbert Road, 2125 School of Applied Social Sciences (1929-1931)
Adelbert Road, 2131 School of Applied Social Sciences (1930-1931)
Adelbert Road, 2145 Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law
Law School Building
School of Law
Animal House, 1924
Animal House, 1930 Animal House & Hospital
Astronomical Observatory Observatory (1905-1907)
Transit House
Auditorium Garage Building Cleveland College Auditorium Garage
B Baker Building, 1942 Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland College
Newton Diehl Baker Memorial
Baker Building, 1957 Baker Building Newton D. Baker Memorial Building
Bangor Building
Barracks #1
Barracks #2
Bellflower Road, 11039 Music House
Bellflower Road, 11109 President's House
Thwing House
Thwing Residence
Bellflower Road, 11201 Geography House
Home Management House
Stratford House
Wolfe House
Bellflower Road, 11217 Fine and Applied Arts Building
Fine Arts Building
Porter House
Bellflower Road, 11235 Delta Kappa Epsilon (1947-1949)
University House (1944-1945)
Bellflower Road, 11418 Dormitory and Garage
Hill House
Perkins House
Bellflower Road, 11418 Coach House
Bellflower Road, 11421 Bellflower House (1945-1949)
Bellflower Road, 11430 Lambda Chi Alpha
Bingham Mechanical Engineering Charles William Bingham Mechanical Engineering Building
Blackacre Trailer Camp
Boulevard House Boulevard House
Faculty Club (1944)
Grasselli House
C Camp Case, 1907
Camp Case, 1908
Camp Case, 1909
Camp Case, 1910
Camp Case, 1911
Camp Case, 1913
Camp Case, 1917
Camp Case, 1918
Camp Case, 1937
Carlton Road, 11893
Case Club Case Club Building
Case Main Building Case Main
Main Building
Old Main
Chemical Laboratory, 1887 Janitor's House
Chemical Laboratory, 1892 Chemistry Building
Old Chem
Old Chemistry Building
Church of the Covenant Mess Hall (1943)
Clarence Building
Clark Hall of Liberal Arts Clark Hall Clark Hall of Liberal Arts
Clarke Field Athletic Field Justice John H. Clarke Field (1951)
Cornell Place, 11622
Cornell Place, 11623
Cornell Road, 2039
Cornell Road, 2115
Cummington Road, 2256 & 2258
Cushing Laboratory H.K. Cushing Laboratory of Experimental Medicine H. K. Cushing Laboratory
Cutler Hall Adelbert Dorm (1934)
Adelbert Hall (1930-1931)
Pierce-Cutler Hall (1930-1931)
Cutler Hall
D Davis Building Davis Building
Karl Davis Annex
Karl Davis Dorm
Karl Davis House
Karl Davis Memorial Fieldhouse
Karl E. Davis Memorial Building
DeGrace Hall Biological Building
Biological Laboratory
DeGrace Hall (2001)
Dental School School of Dentistry
E East 9th Street, 2450
East 93rd Street, 1949 Anthony House (1927-1928)
East 96th Street, 2050 Day Nursery Association Building
East 100th Street, 2060 Faris Hall
Eldred Hall YMCA Building
Young Men's Christian Association Building
Eldred Hall
Electric Building
Electrical Laboratory Electrical Building
Electrical Engineering Building
Engineers Building Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Building
Ether Drift Research House Ether Drift House
Euclid Avenue, 1935 Cadillac Building
Euclid Avenue, 11015
Euclid Avenue, 11462
Euclid Hall Holcomb Berner House
F Fairmount Boulevard, 2530
Ford House
G Garfield House Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
School of Architecture
Gas Building
Government Building General Education Building
Guilford House Guilford Cottage (1892)
Guilford House (1899)
H Harkness Chapel Florence Harkness Chapel
Harvey House Kate Hanna Harvey House
Hatch Library Henry R. Hatch Library
Haydn Hall Haydn Hall
Health Service Building Health Service
Student Health Service
Hitchcock Hall Case Library
Graduate School
Hitchcock Hall
L Lowman House Isabel Wetmore Lowman House
M Manor House Eleanor Squire House
Mather Athletic Field, 1927
Mather Athletic Field, 1948
Mather Gym
Mather House Flora Stone Mather House (1914-1916) Flora Mather House
Flora Stone Mather House Mather House Flora Stone Mather House
Mather Memorial Building Administration Building
Mather Hall
Mather Memorial
Flora Stone Mather Memorial Building
Mechanical Laboratory Mechanical Building
Mechanical Engineering
Medical School, 1846 Cleveland Medical College
Medical School, 1887
Mess Hall
Morley Chemistry Laboratory Morley Laboratory of Chemistry Morley Chemical Laboratory
N Navy Dormitory The Ship
Telephone Exchange Building
New York Central Athletic Field Cornell Road Athletic Field
University Athletic Field
O Observatory, 1883
Ohio Wesleyan Medical School Bldg Medical Building
School of Pharmacy (1910-1920)
P Pathology Institute of Pathology
Pathological Building
Pathological Laboratory
Perkins House Perkins House
Physics Building Physical Laboratory (1894-1898)
Physiological Laboratory Chemical Laboratory Building (1898)
College Annex
Physiological Laboratory
Pierce Hall Adelbert Dorm (1934)
Adelbert Hall (1888-1892, 1930-1931)
Pierce-Cutler Hall (1930-1931)
Pierce Hall
Pink Pig
Power House
Psychology Laboratory Psychological Laboratory
R Raymond House University House (1944-1945)
Wickenden House
Raymond House
Reserve Manor
Robb House Isabel Hampton Robb House
Rockefeller Mining and Metallurgy Mining and Metallurgy
Mining Engineering Laboratory
Mining Laboratory
The Rockefeller Laboratory for Metallurgical Engineering
The Rockefeller Laboratory for Metallurgy and Mining Engineering
Rockefeller Physics Physical Laboratory (1904-1905)
The Rockefeller Physical Laboratory
S Service Building Service and Laundry Building
Smith Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Building
Laboratory of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Smith Building
Albert W. Smith Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building (1956)
Albert W. Smith Chemical Engineering Building (1976)
Smith House, 1943 Helen M. Smith House (1943)
Williamson House and Annex (1961)
Society for Savings Building
May Squire House
Squire Valleevue Farm
Standard Building
Stearns Road, 2060
Stone Chapel Amasa Stone Memorial Chapel Amasa Stone Memorial
T Temporary Building Classroom-Faculty Office Building
Thwing Hall Excelsior Club
University Cafeteria (1947)
Thwing Hall
Tomlinson Hall Tomlinson Memorial Student Union Building Tomlinson Hall
Tyler House Carpenter House
Tyler-Thwing House
Tyler House
U University Cafeteria Cafeteria Building
Food Service Building
V Van Horn Field Van Horn Field (1958)
W Warner & Swasey Observatory Warner & Swasey Observatory
Warner Building Worcester Reed Warner Laboratory of Mechanics and Hydraulics Worcester Reed Warner Laboratory
Western Reserve Historical Society Defense Training Center of Case School of Applied Science
Williamson House Bellflower House (1944)
Hudson House
Williamson House
Women's Federal Building
Wood Building Medical School Harland Goff Wood Building (1992)