|Found: JASON DOWNER COMMONS, LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY, APPLETON, WISCONSIN. |
Jason Downer Commons houses Lawrence University's food preparation facilities, dining rooms and the
Alice G. Chapman Teakwood Room. The Teakwood Room was moved from Milwaukee-Downer College
after the merger of Milwaukee-Downer and Lawrence in 1964 to form Lawrence University.
Photo by Lembcke's Natural Photography Dist., 613 N. Tonka St., Appleton, Wisc. 54911.
Curteichcolor® 3-D Natural Color Reproduction (Reg. U.S. A. Pat. Off.). Circa 1968.
Completed in 1968, Jason Downer Commons at Lawrence University memorialized the merging of colleges and continued growth and progress. This new food preparation facility could feed 600 students who walked through three various Fordist military industrial complex food lines. Students meals had been previously prepared and served in individual houses and dormitories--likely considered inefficient by the space-age 1960s. Within 40 years, the once state-of-the art food production core in the basement was obsolete. The space was repurposed in 2013 as the Hurvis Film Studies Center with various administrative offices on the upper floors.