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| Institution Name: Antioch College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Dean House
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: none specified|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1855||administration (Academic Office)|
|ca. 1855||residence hall|
|ca. 1855-1930||private residence|
|ca. 1930||infirmary (Antioch Infirmary)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||other (student common space)|
Significance: architecture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Dean Family Farm Historic District (1994) |
References: see below
Pennell was a private residence until the 1930s, when it was converted to the Antioch Infirmary. During the 1970s it housed a Marxist studies program called the Radical Studies Institute. Closed in the 1980s and nearly lost to the wrecking ball, Pennell was saved by a group of interested faculty, alumni, and local residents. Restoration was completed in 1995. Pennell House was built as the home of Rebecca Mann Pennell, a member of the original Antioch faculty and considered the first female college professor with equal status to her male colleagues.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Dean Family Farm Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1994.
"Famed Teachers Home: Landmark or Eyesore?" New York Times, August 19, 1991.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections, Facilities Management Office |
|Government Offices |