The present-day Lausanne Hall stands on the site of another earlier Willamette University building also called Lausanne Hall, originally the home of Chloe Clark Willson, an early Methodist teacher. It was moved to the Willamette campus, serving as the main building for women’s studies, in 1888. The old wooden building was razed in 1919 and the present-day Lausanne Hall built for a new women’s dormitory. See a photograph from the 1930s.