Dillard University

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Dillard University is a private, faith based liberal arts college in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1869 and historically African-American, it is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.


List of Dillard University Buildings

Camphor Hall

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Camphor Hall

Camphor Hall is a hall at Dillard University, New Orleans. It was built in 1947. This female dormitory was originally a male dormitory. Building was named in honor of Louisiana native, educator and missionary, Bishop Alexander Priestly Camphor.

Dent Hall

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Dent Hall

Dent Hall at Dillard University, New Orleans, is the university's gymnasium. It was named in honor of Dr. Albert W. Dent, the university's third president. It was built in 1969 at the end of his service. Dent Hall is the home of the Blue Devils and the Lady Blue Devils basketball teams. In this building are The Division of Educational and Psychological Studies, the Honors Program, classrooms, computer labs, a dance studio, weight center and swimming pool.

Hartzell Hall

Hartzell Hall
Hartzell Hall

Hartzell Hall is a hall at Dillard University. It was built in 1935. Hall is named in honor of Joseph Crane Hartzell, a missionary bishop for the Methodist Episcopal Church. Building was originally a junior and senior female dormitory, now is a female freshperson dormitory.

Henson Hall

Henson Hall
Henson Hall

Henson Hall is a hall at Dillard University. This university's old gymnasium was built in 1950 and renovated in 1990. The building is named in honor of explorer and co-discoverer of the North Pole, Matthew Alexander Henson. He was the first Negro to have reached the North Pole.

Howard House

Kearny Hall

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Kearny Hall

Kearny Hall is a hall at Dillard University. It was built in 1935 and renovated in 1966 and 1996. This building is named in honor of New Orleanian Warren Kearny, Trustee of Dillard University. Kearny Hall is located at the center of the campus. In the building are a lounge area, bookstore, Post Office, the C-store and deli, cafeteria and the offices of the food service, as well as the Office of Student Affairs.

Lawless Memorial Chapel

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Lawless Memorial Chapel

Lawless Memorial Chapel is a Dillard University's chapel. It was built in 1955. Chapel was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alfred Lawless Jr. and his son Theodore K. Lawless M.D. on October 23, 1955.

Nelson Hall

President's House

Rosenwald Hall

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Rosenwald Hall

Rosenwald Hall is a hall at Dillard University. Dillard's first permanent building was originally the campus library. It was bulit in May 1934. The building is named in honor of philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, to whom the building was dedicated in June 1948.

Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts Center

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Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts and Communications Center

Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts and Communications Center at Dillard University, New Orleans, was built in 1993. Building is named in honor of Dillard University's sixth president Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook. With his tenure came the start of the modernization of Dillard University's infrastructure. In the building are the Fine Arts Gallery and studios, the Mass Communications Television Studio, the Music Department, the thriving Drama Department and a theater.

Stern Hall

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Stern Hall

Stern Hall is a hall at Dillard University. Dillard's science building was built in 1952. It's named in honor of Edgar Bloom Stern, prominent financier and philanthropist of New Orleans. The building was renovated in 1952 and again in 1968.

In the building are the Division of Nursing, Division of Natural Sciences, two computer labs, Biology, Chemistry and Physics labs as well as a learning center sponsored by the Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP) program.

Straight Hall

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Straight Hall

Straight Hall is a hall at Dillard University. It was built in 1936 and renovated in 1957, Straight Hall was originally a female dormitory in its earliest days. Currently it is a male dormitory. The building is named in honor of Seymour Straight, president of the Board of Trustees of Straight College which opened in 1869 and later in 1930 merged with New Orleans University to form Dillard University.

Will Alexander Library

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Will W. Alexander Library

Will W. Alexander Library is the Dillard University's library. It was built in 1961. The library was dedicated in honor of the first acting president of Dillard University, the Rev. Will W. Alexander on October 22, 1961. The library houses an extensive collection of books, journals, microform and newspapers, as well as such historical documents as the papers of the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ. In this building are the Office of African World Studies and the Office of Global Studies.

Williams Hall

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