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History On the Move

Photo- DAN AVILA

Widney Alumni House was on the move across campus on Monday, Aug. 4, to a new foundation near the corner of Hoover and Childs Way, where it will become the focal point of the new Exposition Boulevard entrance to the university. USC’s first building – completed in 1880 at a cost of $5,060 – is a treasured link to the university’s past. The two-story green-shuttered structure was first moved in the late 1920s and then in again in 1955. Over the years it has housed engineering classes, the School of Theology, art and architecture classes and the School of Music. The house has been occupied by the General Alumni Association since a 1976 restoration project. It is the oldest building in Southern California in continuous use for higher educaton.

History On the Move

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