Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Anna Mann Residence Hall

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Institution Name: Reed College
Original/Historic Place Name: Anna Mann Cottage
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1920original construction Doyle, Albert E. Doyle, Patterson & Beach
1992addition Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: stucco; half-timber wood
Roof: asphalt shingle
ca. 1920residence hall (women)
ca. 2004-present (2007)residence hall (co-ed)

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

This building, with its stucco and half-timber exterior, is an excellent example of the English House Style. It was constructed with a gift from the widow of Portland Industrialist Peter R. Mann. The money was to be used to construct a separate women's dormitory. The structure has been preserved and is still in use today as a Residence Hall. It was enlarged in 1992, almost doubling its size while maintaining its architectural character.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Ritz, Richard E. A History of the Reed College Campus and Its Buildings. Portland, OR: Trustees of the Reed Institute, 1990.

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

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