Cole Hall

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Cole Hall (Built 1904)

originally submitted by: Jilaine Sweiger, Drake University, Sept. 27, 2011

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History

Cole Hall was named after Chester C. Cole, an accomplished attorney, Iowa Supreme Court Justice, and co-founder of Drake Law School [1]. Built in 1904, Cole Hall originally housed the Law Department of Drake University from 1904 to 1937, when the Law School moved to Carnegie Hall on the Drake campus.[2] Today Cole Hall houses the Office of Admission on the beautiful Drake University campus in Des Moines, IA.

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Design

When Cole Hall was originally built it had nine classrooms, three offices, a library and an assembly hall, which seated two hundred and fifty people.[4] Cole Hall was renovated in November of 2007.[5] The building now includes thirty offices, large waiting rooms, a conference room, two work areas, mail room and processing room.[6]


References

[1] Porter, W. (1898). Annals of Polk County, Iowa, and City of Des Moines; Blanchard, C (1931). History of Drake University vol 1., pp. 93-95 [2] Drake University [Cowles Library’s Archive Collection],Des Moines, IA: Drake University [3] Drake University. (2008, Feb 4).Cole Hall renovation enhances Drake's student recruitment efforts. Retrieved from Drake University, Catalog Archives on Drake University Web site: http://www.drake.edu/news/dbletter/eblue/index.php?article=2639 [4] Drake University. (2008, Feb 4).Cole Hall renovation enhances Drake's student recruitment efforts. Retrieved from Drake University, Catalog Archives on Drake University Web site: http://www.drake.edu/news/dbletter/eblue/index.php?article=2639 [5] Drake University. (2008, Feb 4).Cole Hall renovation enhances Drake's student recruitment efforts. Retrieved from Drake University, Catalog Archives on Drake University Web site:http://www.drake.edu/news/dbletter/eblue/index.php?article=2639