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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Ordway Hall Brick

Collection Title: Ordway Hall Brick
Series Number: 019-14-01
Department: Alumni Office
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich in February of 2014
Date Listed: February 4, 2014
Date Span: 1931
Size of Collection:  0.5 linear feet.
Number of Boxes:  1 special sized box.
Type of Material: Brick.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Organized by format of material.
Historical Information: Ordway Hall was constructed from the summer of 1930 to the winter of 1931. The building was first occupied as a men’s dormitory on February 1, 1931. It was named Ordway Hall on May 12, 1943 for G. P. Ordway, a member of the Board of Regents. During the Second World War it served a women’s dormitory as trainees from the United State Navy were boarded at Wells Hall, the women’s dorm. It was last used as a dormitory in 1972. Afterwards it served as office space for several different academic and service oriented programs and offices. The building was razed in June of 2013.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a single brick from the former women’s dormitory, Ordway Hall, and a certificate of authenticity. The Alumni Office retained 1,000 bricks from the razed building as part of a donation drive.  
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray State University. Ordway Hall. 

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