Henry and Jefferson Halls
Trustees of the University of Illinois selected the names for the classroom buildings on the Circle campus. Henry and Jefferson Halls were named for Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, both governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia when Illinois was a part of that territory.
Dating from the first two phases of campus construction, the linked classroom buildings feature common design elements that contribute a signature appearance to the Netsch campus. Exterior reinforced concrete pillars frame and support the three-story buildings, which feature recessed window walls adjoining open galleries on the top two floors. University Hall and Science and Engineering Offices incorporate similar design elements.