Eugene C. Eppley Administration Building

The Eugene C. Eppley Administration Building is located on the University of Nebraska at Omaha north campus in Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2]

Eugene C. Eppley Administration Building
Former namesEppley Library
General information
Construction started1955
CompletedFebruary 5, 1956
OwnerUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
Architect(s)John Latenser, Sr.

History edit

After attending an Omaha University football game with then-college president Milo Bail in 1949, Gene Eppley was asked what the growing university needed. Milo told him that a library was in order for their new campus, to which Eppley wrote a check for $850,000, the entire cost of the two-story structure.[3] Seven years after his death in 1958, the Eppley Foundation donated $50,000 to assist the university's hiring of new professors, and in 1976 the original Eugene Eppley Library became the current Eppley Administration building.[4] Eppley's gift and the building of the Eppley Administration Building is credited with accelerating the growth of Omaha University. Several buildings, including the student center and engineering buildings, were built soon after the opening of the Eppley Building.[5] The overall growth of the university in the years after the building's dedication is attributed to the opening of the library, as well.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Eppley Administration Building", University of Nebraska at Omaha. Retrieved 6/7/08. Archived May 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Larsen and Cotrell. (1997) The Gate City: A history of Omaha. University of Nebraska Press. p 266.
  3. ^ "University of Omaha Library To Bear Name of Donor, 'Gene Eppley Library'". The Gateway. University of Nebraska Omaha. December 23, 1955. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  4. ^ McCellan, K. "There's more to UNO buildings than just a name", Gateway. August 1, 2004. Retrieved 6/7/08. Archived September 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Eppley's gifts", UNO Alumni Association. Retrieved 6/7/08.
  6. ^ Undergraduate catalog", University of Nebraska at Omaha. Retrieved 6/7/08.

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