Location: southwest corner of Bellflower Road
and Ford Drive
Description: Classroom and office building composed
of a 3-story main structure with 2-story and basement wings; brick and stone
with gravel roof
The inscription which encircles the top of the building is from The Holy
Bible. Proverbs 31: 10-12, 20, 26-31. "Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely
trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good
and not evil all the days of her life... She stretcheth out her hand to
the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy....She openeth
her mouth with wisdom: and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh
well to the ways of her household, and eateth no the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth
her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excelleth them all. Favour
is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she
shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works
praise her in the gates...Glory to be to the father and to the son and to
the holy ghost"
This property continued in use after 1949. Post-1949 research is not yet completed.
Flora Stone Mather Memorial Building
Flora Stone Mather, friend
Charles F. Schweinfurth
1911: Gift of $246,863 for construction
and $50,000 for building endowment from Samuel Mather; other Gifts of unknown
amounts from S. Livingston Mather, Amasa Mather, Constance Mather, and Philip
1913-1942: Mather College
1943-1944: Mather College, Sociology Dept. and Political Science Dept.
1944-1949+: Mather College