Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Julia Maria Fairchild Hall

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Institution Name: Berea College
Original/Historic Place Name: Ladies Hall
Location on Campus: Chestnut St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1871-1873dedication September 1873 Anderson & Hannaford
1962renovation Unknown
1973-1974renovation Unknown
1982renovation Unknown
2000renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: local stone
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
 
    Function:
ca. 1873library (first library)
ca. 1873-1960dining hall
1873-present (2007)residence hall (women)
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration (offices for Labor and Student Life)

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
Julia Maria Fairchild Hall, erected in 1872, was the first building on the Berea campus and the first brick building in the area. Originally known as Ladies Hall until it was renamed in 1937, Fairchild was modeled after Oberlin College's Ladies Hall through plans obtained by former President Edward Henry Fairchild, whose brother was the president of Oberlin. The building has undergone several renovations--in 1962, 1973-1974, 1982, and a thorough renovation in 2000--and in its current form occupies 36,864 sq. ft. Fairchild has always served as a residence for female students, and today it also accommodates the Offices of Labor.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

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

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