• Creator
  • Miller, Patricia L; Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 8-2-02
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  • 1301 W. Green Street, Urbana. Nathan C. Ricker was the architect. Since 1986, the building has been on the National Register of Historic Places. One stimulus for Nathan C. RIcker's 1892 building design was the University of Illinois's anticipation of new collection items from the World's Columbian Exposition. Lack of funds eliminated planned museum space, so much of the collection remained in University Hall, the physics building, and classroo... more
    1301 W. Green Street, Urbana. Nathan C. Ricker was the architect. Since 1986, the building has been on the National Register of Historic Places. One stimulus for Nathan C. RIcker's 1892 building design was the University of Illinois's anticipation of new collection items from the World's Columbian Exposition. Lack of funds eliminated planned museum space, so much of the collection remained in University Hall, the physics building, and classrooms and corridors of this building until 1909-1910 additions. Major museum acquisitions from the 1913 Crocker Expedition to Greenland swelled the collection and caused a permanent overflow of displays into the halls. Urban Treasure Hunt. 16 History. less
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