Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Sterry Hall

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Institution Name: Albertson College of Idaho
Original/Historic Place Name: Sterry Hall
Location on Campus: 2112 Cleveland Blvd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1910original construction Nesbit & Paradice
1995renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: shingle
ca. 1910faculty offices
ca. 1910gymnasium
ca. 1910auditorium
ca. 1910library
ca. 1910administration (offices)
ca. 1910classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2007)library (college archives)
ca. 2004-present (2007)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2007)faculty offices
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration (offices, meeting room for Board of Trustees)

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
National RegisterSterry Hall (1978)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Sterry Hall was completed in 1910 and was one of the first two buildings on the present campus site. Originally, this three-story French Renaissance revival, with its classical portico, cut stone sills, and dentils at the roofline, was the sole administrative and academic building on campus. While the campus has grown considerably since that time, Sterry still serves many functions. Today it is home to the college archives and the meeting room for the Board of Trustees, as well as instructional space and administrative and faculty offices. A 1995 restoration project restored the building's exterior to its original historical appearance and was subsequently cited with an award for excellence by the Idaho Preservation Trust (an Orchid Award).

I. Bibliographic sources:

Attebery, Louie W. Albertson College of Idaho: The Second Hundred Years. Caldwell, ID: Albertson College of Idaho, 1999.

Attebery, Louie W. The College of Idaho 1891-1991: A Centennial History. Caldwell, ID: Caxton Publishers, 1991.

Hibbard, Don. Sterry Hall. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.

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

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