Business and Finance Building

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Building Name

Business and Finance Building

Description

From the mid-1930s through the early 1940s, President John M. Munson sponsored a wide variety of building projects on campus, including four dormitories, a new field house, and a new health building. Built at a cost of $60,000, the health center was intended to insure the good health of students. Glenadine Snow, who had worked at the college since 1915, took charge of the newly built college health center when it opened in 1939. The new health center featured ten patient beds, as well as offices and outpatient rooms. The first student to receive care was Irving Hooper, who suffered a dislocated shoulder. According to the student newspaper, some forty students sought medical attention at the new hospital in order to see the new facility and its features. One night, a student arrived out of breath, with a broken arm and without his trousers. The dedicated health center workers braced his arm, but did not offer him any clothing. This structure served as the Health Center (1939-1961) and then as the Music Building (1961-1984). From 1984-2003, the building housed payroll and other important financial services for the university.

Building Namesake

Originally, structure was named for Frederick Alexander

Year Constructed

1939

Building Functions

Housed payroll, and other important university financial services
Alexander Music Hall, Snow Health Services

Architect

R.S. Gerganoff, Ypsilanti, MI; Swanson Associates, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Original Cost

76,945

Square Footage

9,120

Rights

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