Friends University

Wichita, KS
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College Type
Private University

About Our College

The building now known as the Davis Administration Building and formerly as University Hall was completed in September 1887[5] to house Garfield University. Garfield was an effort by the Christian Churches of Kansas led by Dr. W.B. Hendryx to build a Christian college in the Wichita area. Hendryx wanted to name the college after his good friend, President James Garfield.[6] At the time, it occupied the largest single building used for educational purposes west of the Mississippi river. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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