Campus Landmarks and Public Art
This resource is a supplement to the Purdue University campus map and the Editorial Style Guide, for use by Purdue communicators. It lists commonly referred to campus landmarks and public art, providing proper names when available along with links to background information, notes on copyediting style and preferred second references when applicable.
For building and street names, see the Purdue campus map.
Class of 1894 Fountain or Memorial Fountain. Located across from University Hall on Memorial Mall. Background information
Class of 1939 Water Sculpture. Known informally as the Engineering Fountain; located on the Purdue Mall. Background information
Loeb Fountain. Located in Founders Park. Background information
McGinley Plaza and Fountain. Located behind the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park District at Purdue. Background information
Stone Lions Fountain. Located southeast of Stanley Coulter Hall, by Memorial Mall. Background information
Gateways (Arches) And Campus Markers
Gateway to the Future. Located near the intersection of Stadium Avenue and University Street. Background information
Purdue Memorial Union Gateway. Acceptable short form or second reference: Union Gateway. Located at the corner of Grant Street and Mitch Daniels Boulevard, by Purdue Memorial Union.
Tyler Trent Student Gate. Located on the east side of Ross-Ade Stadium. Background information
Campus markers with no formal names
- Marker honoring Barbara Cook, former dean of students. Located on Northwestern Avenue by Stadium Mall. Background information
- Marker honoring Betty Nelson, former dean of students. Located on Grant Street by Northwestern Avenue. Background information
- Markers honoring Beverley Stone, former dean of students. Informally known as “Stone’s stones,” which consist of two limestone slabs located in the Purdue Memorial Union: one on the ground floor at the bottom of the Great Hall stairwell, and one at the west tower stairs. The markers were originally part of an L-shaped monument to Beverley Stone at the corner of State and Grant streets.
Not a comprehensive list; see Purdue campus map for more
Memorial Mall. Located between Stewart Center and University Hall.
Purdue Mall. Located in front of Hovde Hall.
Per Associated Press Stylebook, don’t use quotation marks with the names of sculptures.
Brickhead Conversations. Two figures, located by Pao Hall between Sheetz and Marsteller streets. Background information
Continuum. Located on Harrison Street in front of Lynn Hall. Background information
The Forge. Located between Third Street Suites and Krach Leadership Center. Background information
Steel Teaching Sculpture. Located by Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering. Background information
Transformation. Located at the corner of Marsteller and Wood streets. Background information
Unfinished Block P. Located in Academy Park, north of Stewart Center. Background information
Visiting Our Solar System. Second reference: VOSS interactive exhibit or the monument or similar. Located in Discovery Park District at Purdue. Background information
When Dreams Dance. Honoring former deans of students; located by Schleman Hall. Background information
Sculptures with no formal name
- Sculpture honoring Purdue female leaders Linda Hurd Ewing, Sandra Kay Monroe and Betty Mitchell Nelson. Located at Third Street and Martin Jischke Drive. Background information
Statues with no formal name
- Neil Armstrong statue. Located on Stadium Avenue by the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering. Background information
- Amelia Earhart statue. Located at Earhart Hall. Background information
- John Purdue statue. Located on Memorial Mall. Background information
- John Wooden statue. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza. Background information
Diversity Tree. Located outside the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. Background information
Freedom Square. Located in front of the Purdue Armory. Background information
Hello Walk. Consists of the sidewalks across and along Memorial Mall. Entrance is marked by Class of 1897 pillars. Background information
Old Pump. Located at the southeast corner of Stone Hall. Background information
Purdue Bell Tower. Located at the center of campus, by Hovde Hall. Second reference: bell tower or tower. Background information
Rush Crossing. Located in Centennial Mall between Stanley Coulter Hall and Wetherill Hall; site of “Crossing the Tracks” tradition for first-year students. Background information