Original Building of the University of Southern California

California State Historic Landmark 536

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#536 The Oldest University Building in Southern California
Dedicated on September 4, 1880, this original building of the University of Southern California has been in use continuously for educational purposes since its doors were first opened to students on October 6, 1880, by the university's first president, Marion McKinley Bovard. The building was constructed on land donated by Ozro W. Childs, John G. Downey and Isaias W. Hellman, under the guiding hand of Judge Robert W. Widney, the university's leading founder.

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Widney Hall Alumni House, University of Southern California, Childs Way, between Hoover Blvd and University Ave, Los Angeles.

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