Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Bedford Hall

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Institution Name: Voorhees College
Original/Historic Place Name: Bedford Hall
Location on Campus: Academic Circle
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1912original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
ca. 1912dining hall
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (laboratories)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (Family Life Center)
ca. 2004-present (2007)academic department building (division of social sciences)

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

Bedford Hall was given by Miss Elizabeth Voorhees in 1921 to serve as the first specifically-designed dining hall for boarding students and faculty members. It was named in honor of the memory of the Rev. Robert C. Bedford of Beloit, Wisconsin, a member of the first board of trustees. Today, the building houses the Division of Social Sciences and the Family Life Center.

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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