Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
President’s House

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Institution Name: College of Wooster
Original/Historic Place Name: President’s House
Location on Campus: 433 E. University St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1928original construction Waid, David Everett
1969remodeled Unknown
1996renovated Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: brick; concrete block
Walls: brick
Roof: tile
 
    Function:
ca. 1928-present (2007)president's house

Significance: architecture, culture, education, engineering, history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterCollege of Wooster (1980)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
At a time when increasing numbers of faculty at residential colleges live out of town and when even college presidents are choosing to live some distance off campus, Wooster's President's Home stands for the central involvement of the administrative staff in the College's development. The President's Home is a landmark in the heart of campus and the site of numerous gatherings of students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and a range of off-campus visitors. Surrounded by the music and chemistry buildings, the science library, and the alumni house, it is situated to play a major role in the life of the campus.

President's Home was completely remodeled in 1969 and significantly refurbished in 1996.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Notestein, Lucy Lilian. Wooster of the Middle West. New Haven: Published for the College of Wooster by Yale University Press, 1937. Reprint, Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1971.

Siekkinen, George, Jr. College of Wooster. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1980.

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

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