Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Massachusetts Hall

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Institution Name: Voorhees College
Original/Historic Place Name: Massachusetts Hall
Location on Campus: Academic Circle
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1930original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
1930-present (2007)other (offices)
1930-present (2007)auditorium
1930-present (2007)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration (Admissions and Records, financial aid)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (computer hub)

Significance: architecture, education, history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterVoorhees College Historic District (1982)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Massachusetts Hall was funded by the Eastern Diocese of Massachusetts in and around Boston and the General Education Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, and was completed in 1932. It was considered the main academic building for years. It currently houses classrooms, computer labs, the main auditorium on campus, the Admissions and Records offices and the Financial Aid offices.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Voorhees College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1982.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections
Government Offices

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