Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


President's House

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Institution Name: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Original/Historic Place Name: Gallagher House
Location on Campus: 690 S. Main St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1836original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: stone
Walls: none specified
Roof: asphalt shingle
1836-1883private residence
1883-present (2007)president's house

Significance: architecture, history
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Hobart College acquired this building in 1883. It became the President's house in 1884 and has served in this capacity since that time. It has been, and remains, the center of many College social functions and is said to be the first house with pillars in Grecian style in Geneva.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Smith, Warren Hunting. Hobart and William Smith: The History of Two Colleges. Geneva, NY: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1972.

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

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