Help us keep University of Wyoming’s “Distinctive Presence” Intact.

On June 7, 2019, we learned that the University of Wyoming Housing Task Force was considering the historic Cooper Property on campus as the site of a future dormitory and/or parking garage. The Cooper House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been the home of the American Studies Program since the 1980s.

Map showing areas being considered for dormitories, parking, dining services and other student life facilities. http://www.uwyo.edu/administration/housing-task-force/docs/housing-task-force-presentation-050819-final.pdf

Map showing areas being considered for dormitories, parking, dining services and other student life facilities.http://www.uwyo.edu/administration/housing-task-force/docs/housing-task-force-presentation-050819-final.pdf

Responding to alerts from the Alliance and others, more than 100 people attended the Task Force’s June 17 meeting to voice their support for preservation of the Cooper Property. Although Task Force Co-Chair Steve Harshman stated at the meeting that the group never seriously considered demolishing the Cooper House, the property remains on the UW Housing Task Force's map of possible locations for a new dorm and/or parking garage.


The Alliance is launching a campaign to demonstrate the importance of this historic property to UW, Laramie and the state. Sign our petition to show support for the continued preservation of the Cooper House.

Come & take a picture with us to support the Historic Cooper
House @ 5:30 PM!
Then come on in & explore the beautiful interior.
Light refreshments provided.
Bring stories, memories, and reasons why you love the Cooper House.


Get to Know University of Wyoming’s Historic Campus

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Cooper House

Year Built: 1920s

Architect: Wilbur Hitchcock

Architectural Style: Mission & Pueblo Revival

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Knight Hall (1941): Original Negative: Knight Hall, University of Wyoming, 1941, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Ludwig Svenson Collection, negative number 34153.1

Knight Hall (1941): Original Negative: Knight Hall, University of Wyoming, 1941, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Ludwig Svenson Collection, negative number 34153.1

Knight Hall

Year Built: 1941

Architect: Wilbur Hitchcock

Architectural Style: Collegiate Gothic

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Wyoming Hall

Year Built: 1951

Architect: Frederick Hutchinson Porter

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Postcard of Wyoming Hall (Foreground) and McWhinnie Hall (Background), date unknown: Photo provided by Phil Roberts and Phil White.

Postcard of Wyoming Hall (Foreground) and McWhinnie Hall (Background), date unknown: Photo provided by Phil Roberts and Phil White.


 

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