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Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197
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Chronological Tour
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Pierce Hall

Date of Construction: 1948
Known Uses:
It was b
uilt to house the Administration Building as well as Classrooms and the departments of English, Speech, Mathematics, and Education. It continued to house the administrative functions of the university until EMU’s executive offices moved to Welch in 1988. Currently it houses the departments of Student Services, Registration and Student Accounting.

Pierce Hall

Pierce Hall was dedicated as part of the centennial celebrations of the Normal College in 1949.

Old Main Building

The Old Main Building - the design of Pierce Hall was a modern interpretation of the Old Main.

Pierce Hall

Though very different in design, the building retained certain nostalgic features of the Old Main including the large bell tower that dominates its façade. The residents of Ypsilanti donated money to construct the 120-foot tower, in the tradition of Old Pierce Hall.

Pierce Hall

In 1967 building was converted from a classroom building to an office building by subdividing classrooms into usable office space.