Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Evan R. Spalt International Center

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Institution Name: Antioch College
Original/Historic Place Name: Corry Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1955original design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
1990renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: tar; gravel
ca. 1955other (common space)
1955-present (2007)residence hall (originally men's until 1990, now co-ed foreign students)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (education abroad office)

Significance: architecture, engineering
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Originally named Corry Hall, this building was constructed using the Youtz-Slick "lift-slab" method, a revolutionary technique of raising buildings in the early 1950s. Concrete floors were raised using motorized jacks that slowly lifted each slab into place on a steel frame. The men's dormitory was closed pending renovation in 1990, and then reopened as the Evan R. Spalt International Center, headquarters of Antioch Education Abroad, which had established an important model for study abroad in 1958.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Building A Campus: One Hundred Years of Architecture at Antioch College. Pamphlet. Dayton, OH: printed for Dayton Art Institute Exhibition, April 1954.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections, Facilities Management Office

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