Herrick Archives Number 296
A. IDENTIFICATION AND LOCATION
1.1 Officially named "Edward S. Drake Union" by Board of Trustees on May 7, 1971
1.2 Alternate names noted:
River Union and Drama Facilities
See Addendum No. 1
2.1 Located at 1849 Cannon Drive. See map below. An erroneous listing at 3845 Cannon Drive has been noted.
2.2 For greater detail, see Sheet 94 in the book of campus maps in the University Archives.
For identification of other buildings shown, see Appendix A.
3. General Description
3.1 Type of construction:
Reinforced concrete frame with brick and exposed concrete exterior walls.
3.2 No. of stories:
Basement and two stories. However, basement is exposed on street and river sides.
3.3 Increments of construction:
3.4 Present area of building as shown in inventory records of Division of Campus Planning:
112,413 sq. ft. gross; 78,682 sq. ft. net assignable
See Addendum No. 2
B. PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION
1. On March 13, 1969 the Board of Trustees approved the plans and related documents prepared by Tibbals, Crumley, and Musson and authorized the solicitation of bids by contractors.
2. Bids were received on June 13, 1969 and December 9, 1969 (T).
3. On December 11, 1969 the Board of Trustees approved the award of contracts to the following contractors:
General: Knowlton Construction Co.
Electrical: Mid-City Electric Co.
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning: Julian Speer Co.
Plumbing: Sauer, Inc.
Kitchen equipment: Foremost-McKesson
4. Completion and occupancy:
4.1 Opened on June 19, 1972 unfinished (L: June 20, 1972).
Dedicated August 11, 1972 (M64: 8-October 1972).
1. In Photoarchives:
M 63:11 (May 1972)
The theater in this building replaced the one long planned as an addition to Mershon Auditorum (055). It also replaces the Stadium Theater, which operated under the east side of the Stadium, and is referred to as the Stadium Theater.
John H. Herrick June l4, 1976
ADDENDUM NO. 1
Inspection of old campus maps reveals the following additional names for this building:
River Union - Marina
John H. Herrick November 13, 1979
ADDENDUM NO. 2
Campus Planning records now show the net assignable area of this building as 79,605 square feet.
John H. Herrick February 7, 1985
Additional Drake Union Addenda
As a part of project OSU-080522 (Olentangy Trail Phase 3) to extend the bike path from the Picnic Shelter (OSU Building ID 313) to the John Herrick Drive bridge, the marina has been drained and filled. Since debris from demolition of the pedestrian bridges (project OSU-090367 Tower District Site Renovations) could not be used due to difficulty of separation of rebar from concrete, debris from Whitehall City Schools was used as fill.
Photo Addendum from KSA Digital Library
Aerial viewMedia Asset Year: