Filed Under Missoula

University Library 1908-1923

The University of Montana Historic District

This enduring landmark was the fifth and final contribution to the campus by renowned Missoula architect A. J. Gibson. A work of exquisite craftsmanship and the university’s only example of Neo-classical architecture, the dramatic classical portico on the front of the building is typical of this style, which peaked during the early twentieth century. The interior was extensively remodeled in 1923 to accommodate the University Law School, and again in 1961 to house the Psychology Department. In 1983, the building was renamed Rankin Hall after 1902 graduate Jeannette Rankin, the first United States congresswoman.

Images

Jeannette Rankin Hall, the University of Montana
Jeannette Rankin Hall, the University of Montana Jeannette Rankin Hall, The University of Montana Missoula. Front/side view of the building, facing east towards Hellgate Canyon. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Stan Healy Date: Unknown
Law Building, University of Montana
Law Building, University of Montana Law building, now known as Rankin Hall, in winter. University of Montana-Missoula. Snow covers the ground and is in the trees. Front view of building, facing north near the Oval. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Rollin H. McKay Date: 1947
Law Library and Rankin Hall
Law Library and Rankin Hall Front image of the original library at the University of Montana in Missoula. This building has also been known as the Law School and Jeanette Rankin Hall. Image entitled ' U of Montana Law Library.' Facing north near the Oval. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Rollin H. McKay Date: 1947

Location

32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “University Library 1908-1923,” Historic Montana, accessed July 19, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1601.