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At home on Francis Quadrangle

A slideshow narrated by Anne Deaton

Built in 1867, the Residence on Francis Quadrangle is a landmark of the Quad’s nationally recognized historic district. The Chancellor’s Residence Preservation Society is responsible for the home's ongoing restoration, maintenance and preservation. Patricia Wallace, wife of Chancellor Emeritus Richard L. Wallace, established the society in 1999, and it has facilitated raising $1.25 million for renovations and acquisitions.

Chancellor Brady Deaton and his wife, Anne, are the first to live in the residence since 1996. For the Deatons, the decision to live on campus was easy — they wanted to help preserve and share the home’s history. “It’s such a treasure for the state and for Missourians,” Anne says. Play the slideshow below to hear her comments.

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Reader Feedback

Thanks for the great slideshow. I remember meeting Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cronkite in a reception line during Journalism Week outside the residence in 1964. While the Quad is being cluttered with modernistic architectural atrocities, it is delightful to see one of our historic campus treasures being treasured and preserved so well. 

Jim Coomer, BJ '64, Williamsburg, Va. | June 18, 2008

I love this tour of the Chancellor's residence on the quadrangle. You should try and showcase more of the historic buildings on campus with an accompanying narrative.

Keep up the great work.

Don Roth, BA '66, Plantation, Fla. | June 18, 2008