Bascom Hill Society Members Learn About Restoration Plans for the Memorial Union

The November Showcase Luncheon featured Director of the Wisconsin Union Mark Guthier highlighting plans to improve Memorial Union and surrounding lakeshore. Originally built in 1928, the Memorial Union is in need of repairs in many areas, greater accessibility for disabled students and visitors and updating to bring it into compliance with fire and safety codes. The Memorial Union will serve as an anchor to the Alumni Park project and renewal of the Lakeshore Nature Path.

In addition to the major building issues such as accessibility, Guthier outlined plans to replace some of the 1960s “updates” by restoring spaces back to their original presentation.

The Memorial Union has been a gathering place for generations of students and the place all alumni come home to. Enjoy images of your favorite spots at the Memorial Union, learn about their history and imagine how they might be made even better for future students.