Student Body, 1921

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Identifier 000505
Source 000505
Title Student Body, 1921
Subject Church Schools--Utah--Salt Lake City; Presbyterian Church in Utah; Presbyterians -- Utah; Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah); Ferry Hall(Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah); Converse Hall (Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah)
People Reherd, Herbert Ware
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah); Salt Lake County (Utah); Sugar House (Salt Lake City, Utah)
OCR Text Show
Further Information The photo is in good condition. The top corners and the bottom left corner are a little bent. There is a white border around the photo. On the back, "1920-21" is written in pencil, and there is a purplish stamp that reads, "UTAH PHOTO MATERIALS CO., Commercial Photographers, 366 So. Main St. -- Salt Lake Ci[…]". Ferry Hall began construction on October 10, 1907 and was finished two years later due to lack of funding. The hall bore the name of Colonel William and Jeannette Ferry, Park City residents who contributed $15,000 of the $25,000 needed to erect the hall. The Ferry's were also a crucial factor in securing the land (in 1901) that Westminster College calls home today. Ferry Hall was originally built to be a women's dormitory; however, it served many functions throughout the years such as cafeteria, classrooms, administration offices, and terminal room for the computer center. Ferry Hall would suffer a sad fate in 1982 when the public building inspector condemned the hall as being unfit for public use. After the verdict the hall was used for storage until plans were made to build the Gore School of Business in its place. Ferry Hall was demolished in October of 1987. To commemorate the memory of the Ferry's philanthropic contributions to the school, Ferry plaza was erected in front of Converse Hall using some of the original foundation blocks of Ferry Hall. For more information and sources concerning the history of Foster Hall consult the following source: Brackenridge, R. Douglas. Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Logan Utah: Utah State University Press, 1998, pp. 115, 117-120, 132, 136, 140, 144-1446, 176, 180, 185, 225, 235 Etosian. Salt Lake City: Westminster College, 1982. Vol. 64 Pg. 44-45 Converse Hall was the first permanent structure to be built on the present campus of Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah); it has also been the most enduring. The hall was constructed from August 1907 to July 1907 thanks to a generous donation to Westminster College's then building program fund from John Converse, a wealthy Presbyterian businessman whom was president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. After completion, Converse Hall sat vacant due to lack of funding to supply a heating plant and adequate boarding for current and potential students. It was during his time that the college endured one of the many financial hardships in its tumultuous history. While the newly built hall sat vacant it suffered a number of vandalisms and break-ins. Thieves broke windows, transoms, and stole or destroyed priceless artifacts from co-founder Sheldon Jackson's collection. As the college secured funds to continue operation, Converse Hall, along with Ferry Hall completed in October 1907, served as a basic operation site for classes, library, chemistry lab, assembly hall, boy's dormitory, and administration offices. In 1926 the hall was renovated after a devastating fire broke out which caused the top two floors to collapse upon one another. Another milestone came about when Converse Hall was signified as a Utah Historic Sight in July 1978. For more information and sources concerning the history of Converse Hall consult the following source: Brackenridge, Douglas R. Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1998, pp. 115, 117, 119-120, 131, 136, 140-141, 144, 146, 151, 177, 195, 206.
Creator Utah Photo Materials Co.
Funding The Westminster College digital archives project is partially funded by the Masonic Foundation of Utah.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 1921
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Coverage 1921
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2006, Westminster College. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Source Physical Dimensions Archival TIFF 3000 X 4600
Source Resolution 400ppi
Display Dimensions JPEG: 640 X 480
Bit Depth 8-bit
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836 XL flatbed scanner
Metadata Cataloger Krystal Powell
ARK ark:/87278/s6tf338d
Setname wc_pc
Date Created 2004-07-20
Date Modified 2006-01-11
ID 1094368
Reference URL