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| Institution Name: Smith College |
Original/Historic Place Name: College Hall
Location on Campus: 10 Elm St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: brick; stone|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1875-present (2007)||administration|
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
College Hall (1875) was the first building designed for Smith College. At the time of its construction it acted as both the administrative and classroom building. Today, College Hall houses major offices of the College, including the Office of the President, Dean of the Faculty/Provost, Office of the Treasurer, Dean of Student Affairs, Office of the Registrar, and the Board of Trustees.
As the early focal point of the college, College Hall was the college to many of its earliest students. The building has undergone numerous interior renovations, including a 1978 renovation of the exterior. Today, it remains an integral part of the campus and of student experience.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
The Historical Handbook of Smith College. Northampton, MA: Smith College, 1932.
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
Lincoln, Eleanor Terry, and John Abel Pinto. This, the House We Live In: Smith College Campus from 1872-1982. Northampton, MA: Trustees of Smith College, 1983.
Schuyler, Montgomery. "The Architecture of American Colleges: X. Three Women's Colleges: Vassar, Wellesley & Smith." Architectural Record 31 (May 1912): 513-37.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections, Facilities Management Office |