McKinley Building (School of Communications), American University

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McKinley Building (School of Communications), American University

Subject

The American University Centennial (1893-1993)

Description

"I regard the building of The American University as the most important educational
enterprise the Methodist Church has ever undertaken. I am proud of it."

(McKinley, from a meeting of The American University Board of Trustees and
university founder Bishop Hurst at the White House.)

U.S. President William McKinley (1843-1901), a close friend of Bishop
Hurst, was a member of the Board of Trustees and one of the earliest
supporters of the plan to develop The American University. Hurst had
intended to name each building for a state, and this building was to
have been called the Ohio College of Government. When President
Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the building on
May 14, 1902, it was instead named in memory of William McKinley
who had been assassinated before the building's completion.

Source

Latitude: 38° 56’ 8.982” N
Longitude: 77° 5’ 21.54” W

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Citation

“McKinley Building (School of Communications), American University,” American University Project Plaque, accessed February 27, 2024, https://auprojectplaque.omeka.net/items/show/51.