Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Teel Hall

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Institution Name: Albright College
Original/Historic Place Name: S. Charles Breyfogel Building
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1928original construction Muhlenberg Brothers Fink Construction Co.
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: masonry
Walls: masonry
Roof: slate
1929-1954library (Evangelical School of Theology)
1929-1954other (Evangelical School of Theology)
1929-present (2007)chapel
1929-present (2007)classrooms
1954-ca. 1964residence hall (women's)
1979-1993academic department building (nursing)
1979-2006academic department building (sociology)
1979-present (2007)academic department building (psychology; political science)
1979-present (2007)other (Psychology Research Center)
ca. 1980-present (2007)other (computer lab)
ca. 1990-present (2007)academic department building (business and economics; accounting)

Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

The S. Charles Breyfogel Building was constructed in 1928 in honor of Bishop Breyfogel and was the home of the Evangelical School of Theology for two and a half decades. The seminary, though on the campus of the college, had its own president, dean, and faculty, and its own theological library, and was called the "The Angel Factory" by the college students. The School of Theology merged in 1954 with the Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. The building was then renamed and rededicated as Teel Hall, in honor of visionary Albright College president Warren F. Teel. Teel had been president of both Schuylkill College and Albright College after the two institutions had merged.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Barth, Eugene H. Discovery and Promise: A History of Albright College, 1856-1981. Reading, PA: Albright College, 1989.

Gingrich, R. Wilbur, and Barth, Eugene H. A History of Albright College. Reading, PA: Albright College, 1956.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections, Facilities Management Office

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