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The University of Idaho Library's


Photograph Collection

Documenting the history of the UI Campus

Blake House , 1952-

Architect:Hugh Richardson (Lewiston); General contractor, Commercial Builders (Moscow)

Cost: $150,000

Location: 46.724674, -117.00807 | Blake Street
Description: Wood frame with brick ornament, flat roof; basement and three floors, 11,116 sq. feet
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Use History: Cooperative dormitory for 58 girls; replaced Ridenbaugh Hall as a residence
Name History: Originally, named for Mrs. Ethel Steel, Board of Regents, 1933-1946, a leader in the movement to provide cooperative dormitories at the U of I. The dormitory has moved serveral time since then.
Cost Notes: $150,000 (Bonds)
Sources: Cards, Morton, UG 12 (2320)

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