Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Ward Manor Gatehouse

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Institution Name: Bard College
Original/Historic Place Name: Ward Manor Gatehouse
Location on Campus: E or W of Cnty. 103
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1918original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: stone
Walls: stone
Roof: slate
ca. 1918other (gatehouse)
ca. 2004-present (2007)private residence (faculty housing)

Significance: architecture, culture
Landmark designation:
National RegisterHudson River Historic District (1990)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

This two-story, side-gabled Jacobean/Elizabethan structure includes two towers and multiple gables. The building is composed of rough-faced ashlar with limestone surrounds. The front elevation is distinguished by two castellated, octagonal towers with narrow, hooded casement windows. The towers flank a central gable with drive-through passage for automobiles below. Above the gable is a decorated oriel window with quatrefoil panels; above the oriel windows is a small crest. The gable ends are parapetted with capstones and finials.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Hudson River Historic District [including Bard College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1990.

Kline, Reamer. Education for the Common Good: A History of Bard College--the First 100 Years (1860--1960). Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College, 1982.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
Government Offices
Other: Hudson River Heritage office, Rhinebeck, NY

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