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| Institution Name: Haverford College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Reece Thomas Farmhouse
Location on Campus: 2 Walton Rd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: rubble stone|
|Walls: stucco; clapboard|
|Roof: asphalt shingle|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1811||private residence (original farmhouse of the property)|
| 1880-present (2007)||library|
|ca. 1889||residence hall|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||academic department building (English)|
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history, religion
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
Woodside Cottage is the only surviving building on campus that predates the College. It was built in the early decades of the 19th century as the farmer's house for the property. After the construction of 6 College Circle as a farmhouse, then-Professor Thomas Chase rented the cottage.
A library addition was added in the 1880s. In 1889 it was converted to use as a student dormitory. It currently houses the English department.
Woodside Cottage is symbolic of the College's early efforts to connect agriculture to the academic world, stressing the equal importance of both.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
George E. Thomas Associates, Inc. Haverford College Historic Resources Campus Survey. Philadelphia: George E. Thomas Associates, 1999.
Kammerstein, Gregory, ed. The Spirit and the Intellect: Haverford College, 1833-1983. [Haverford, PA: Haverford College, 1983].
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Library, Special Collections |