Ellis F. Lawrence Historical

Ellis F. Lawrence Historical (HM1VF8)

Location: Eugene, OR 97403 Lane County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 1.84', W 123° 4.523'

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Hope Abbey Mausoleum Architect

During the first half of the 20th century, Ellis Fuller Lawrence was one of Oregon's foremost architects. In 1914, he became the founder and first dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. During his 32 year tenure, he was responsible for the first campus plan and the design of 19 fine campus buildings including McArthur Court, the Knight Library, and the Museum of Art. Under Lawrence's innovative guidance, the school rose to a national prominence it still enjoys today.
Born in a suburb of Boston, Ellis received his master's degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and arrived in Oregon in 1906. Commuting weekly from his practice in Portland by train to Eugene, Lawrence was an innovative force in Portland architecture while serving at the University of Oregon. He designed elegant homes, schools, hospitals, stores and other building types in the Pacific Northwest, established several professional organizations, and was a beloved mentor to young architects. Sometimes called the "Father of City Planning in Oregon," he spoke out against rampant development and corrupt government. Genuine and sincere, he devoted his life to innovations in art and public service.
Given the importance of its architect, the mausoleum was placed on the National Register of Historic
The marker is visible here to the left of the mausoleum entrance.Places in 1980. Lawrence sometimes lamented he didn't spend enough leisure time enjoying art, nature, and the people dear to him. It would probably please him to know we are taking time to enjoy one of his most unique community mausoleums.
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HM NumberHM1VF8
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 493959 N 4875281
Decimal Degrees44.03066667, -123.07538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 1.84', W 123° 4.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 1' 50.4" N, 123° 4' 31.38" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1147 E 26th Ave, Eugene OR 97403, US
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