Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Conrad Hall

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Institution Name: Stetson University
Original/Historic Place Name: Conrad Hall
Location on Campus: 165 E. Minnesota Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1909original construction Colton, Litchfield
1937addition Unknown
1984renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: continuous brick
Walls: masonry brick
Roof: composition shingle
ca. 1909-present (2007)residence hall

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
National RegisterStetson University Campus Historic District (1991)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Conrad Hall honors trustee and donor Jacob B. Conrad, an area lumberman. Construction costs were about $15,000 in 1909. In 1937, a one-story portico and commons room were added to the front of the three-story building. Conrad features a gambrel roof pierced by shed dormers, with half-round windows in the gambrel ends. Its exterior is buff sandstone brick, with red brick for the quoins and stringcourses at the foundation and second floor level. Renovated in 1984, Conrad Hall is in excellent condition.

Always a residence hall, it was occupied during World War II by STAR Unit, the Special Training Army Reserve Unit at Stetson.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Johnston, Sidney. "The Historic Stetson University Campus in DeLand, 1884-1934." Florida Historical Quarterly (January 1992): 281-304.

Lycan, Gilbert L. Stetson University: The First Hundred Years. DeLand, FL: Stetson University Press, 1983.

Shiver, W. Carl. Stetson University Campus Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1991.

A Walk with the Founders: Stetson University Campus Historic District. Booklet. [DeLand, FL: Stetson University/Public Relations Office], 1996.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
Government Offices
Other: Office of Marketing and Communications, Stetson U.

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