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| Institution Name: Hampden-Sydney College |
Original/Historic Place Name: New College; The College
Location on Campus: North End
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Roof: cedar shakes (original); slate (current)|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1822||residence hall (including teachers' apartments)|
|ca. 1822||classrooms (including laboratories and literary society meeting rooms)|
|ca. 1822||old main|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||residence hall|
Significance: architecture, history, landscape
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Hampden-Sydney College Historic District (1970) |
References: see below
This building is plain and functional, as befits a country Presbyterian college (and as directed by the Board); yet it also sports a highly academic cornice modeled on fashionable pattern books. The exterior has been restored and the interior modernized (first in 1910, more recently in 1998). Porches were added in 1910, along with a slate roof. The front of the building was originally the back, which faced the 18th century campus (which it also replaced).
Cushing Hall is the model for Venable Hall (seminary) and the Randolph-Macon Building in Boydton, VA.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Brinkley, John L. On This Hill: A Narrative History of Hampden-Sydney College. Hampden-Sydney, VA: Hampden-Sydney College, 1994.
Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Hampden-Sydney College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1970.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office |
|Government Offices |