Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Hedgewood House (President's House)

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Institution Name: Keystone College
Original/Historic Place Name: Unknown (private residence)
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1845original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: quarry stone
Walls: wood siding; shingle (ornament)
Roof: shingle
 
    Function:
ca. 1845private residence
ca. 1977other (college storage)
ca. 1977-presentpresident's house

Significance: architecture, history
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
Hedgewood is a fourteen-room house built circa 1845. The woodwork throughout the home represents the excellent craftsmanship of the nineteenth century. The floors are oak, while the rest of the wood elements are native chestnut in its natural state. The paneling and wainscoting reflect the Early Victorian period. The building also has a number of large chandeliers and several lights with Tiffany shades. Hedgewood, as well as several of the other buildings on campus, showcase the beautiful architecture of that era. In 1977, the building was being used for storage purposes when John B. Hibbard, then President of the College, thought it would be an excellent idea to designate the building as the official residence of the College President.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Adams, Glenn D. Keystone: A History of the Academy and the College, 130th Anniversary, 1868- 1998. La Plume, PA: Keystone College, [ca. 1998].

II. Location of other data:
University: Facilities Management Office
 

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