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Thackeray Hall

Thackeray Hall
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Thackeray Hall at the University of Pittsburgh
Coordinates

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Area Schenley Farms Historic District
Built 1923-1925
Architectural style Early Classical
Governing body University of Pittsburgh
Part of Schenley Farms Historic District (#83002213[1])
Added to NRHP July 22, 1983

Thackeray Hall is an academic building of the University of Pittsburgh and a contributing property to the Schenley Farms National Historic District[1][2] at 139 University Place on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lobby of the University Place entrance to Thackeray Hall

Thackeray Hall houses Pitt's Department of Mathematics. Previously, it housed the Mathematics Library in room 430,[2] whose collection is now located in the Bevier Engineering Library of Benedum Hall.[3] On the ground floor are many university student services: class registration, tuition billing, and transcripts, as well as housing the Advising Center of the School of Arts and Sciences on the second floor.[3]

The building is the former National Union Fire Insurance Company building built circa 1923-1925 in the Early Classical style.[4][5] The building was purchased by the University in 1968 for $1,875,000 ($12.7 million in 2016 dollars[6]), and was originally purposed for faculty offices.[7] It was known as the Social Sciences Building until 1972 when it was renamed Mervis Hall and designated as the home of the Graduate School of Business.[4] In 1983, when the Graduate School of Business moved into a new building also named Mervis Hall, it was renamed Thackeray Hall.

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "University Library System: Mathematics Library". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Department of Mathematics - Mathematics Library". University of Pittsburgh. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  4. ^ Kideny, Walter C. Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997, pg. 351
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Cultural Resources Database: National Union Fire Insurance Company, Philadelphia Architects and Buildings, Philadelphiabuildings.org
  6. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Pitt Buys Building For Faculty". The Pittsburgh Press. 1968-07-03. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 


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Preceded by
Schenley Quadrangle
University of Pittsburgh Buildings
Thackeray Hall

Constructed: 1923-1925
Succeeded by
University Place Office Building