Filed Under Missoula

Women's Hall

The University of Montana Historic District

Construction of this women’s residence, dedicated in 1903, attests to Montana’s early commitment to coeducation. Architect A. J. Gibson chose the simple, elegant Second Renaissance Revival style for his third campus building. Deviating from the specifications of the original campus master plan, the building faces the end, rather than the center of the Oval. Room and board could be had for eighteen dollars a month with space for seventy-two students. Renamed Craig Hall in 1911 after first university president Oscar Craig, the building also housed the school’s first two sororities. When a new women’s dormitory opened in 1924, Craig Hall was extensively remodeled for classroom use.

Images

Women's Hall
Women's Hall Women's Hall on the University of Montana campus. Front/side view of the building, facing southeast from the Oval. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Morton J. Elrod Date: Unknown
Math Building
Math Building Craig Hall, front/side view of the buildings, facing southeast from the Oval. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Rollin H. McKay Date: Between 1911 and 1953.
Women's Hall
Women's Hall Women's Hall on the University of Montana campus. Front view of the building, facing south from the Oval. Renamed the Mathematics Building. Source: Montana History Portal Creator: Morton J. Elrod Date: Unknown

Location

32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Women's Hall,” Historic Montana, accessed July 20, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1604.