The Hanawalt House was re-opened Wednesday in a ceremony in front of University of La Verne students, faculty, staff and alumni, La Verne residents, Mayor Don Kendrick and three members of the city council.
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Tucked in the east shadow of the massive Campus Center building project is the Hanawalt House reconstruction. The house is a historic building that nearly burned to the ground from an unknown cause on the very year that it was celebrating its centennial.
The Old Gym is long gone. The Sports and Science Pavilion has officially been unveiled. A parking lot stands where the tennis courts once were.
After more than a year of chain-linked fences and boarded-up windows holding together the historic Hanawalt House, the University has finalized the plans to begin rebuilding it this spring.
Immediately following the destructive December fire, the University of La Verne’s landmark Hanawalt house was fenced off – to be left alone until its fate was decided.
Tom Anderson Arts Editor University of La Verne students and staff returning for the new year received an unpleasant surprise when they found out the historic Hanawalt House, most recently home to the human resources department, had suffered significant damage from a fire that broke out shortly after the start of winter break. According to […]