The Caine Home was built in 1918 by George Ballif Caine (1889-1969) and Marie Eccles
Caine (1892-1981). Professor Caine founded the Dairy Department of Utah State Agricultural
College in 1919 and was the Department Head for 38 years. As a girl, Marie Eccles
studied art in Chicago and New York City, and she and her family were patrons of the
arts. Their three children, Kathryn Caine Wanlass, George Eccles Caine, and Manon
Caine Russell grew up in this home and attended Utah State.
The architectural design for the house was done by Fred Hodgeson, who had studied
architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright.
After Marie's death in 1981, the home became property of the Marie Eccles Caine Charitable
Foundation, and was renovated in 1986 for the use of Utah State University faculty
as a meeting and entertainment facility. The user may use any licensed caterer they
choose, however, no red sauces or beverages are permitted in the Caine Home. Alcohol
Events that will be best suited to this venue include buffet luncheons/dinners, receptions,
and smaller gatherings of up to 100 people. For scheduling information, please contact
Sara Grove in the CCA Production Services Scheduling Department at 435-797-3040 or