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Allen Hall

Allen

Overview

Facility
ALLEN
Number
0012
Function
Gross Square Feet
41,890
Construction Cost
$1,015,000
Completed
June, 1956
Architect
Paul Schweiker

Occupants

Function

Originally Baird Hall, until that name moved to the North Campus, Allen Hall was built as the music building for a proposed (but never completed) Fine Arts Center. It is now well known to listeners of WBFO, an NPR station. It houses the recording studios as well as a performance hall, the site of Opus Classics and other events.

Namesake

Allen

Cornelia Hopkins Allen (1896-1979) was an associate professor of Social Work at the university. She supervised many programs between the School of Social Work and the community. After retiring from the University, she became director of social services at Meyer Memorial Hospital (now ECMC) and was involved in community work for Cradle Beach Camp in Angola.