Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Sisson Hall

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Institution Name: Keystone College
Original/Historic Place Name: Presidential Home
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1938original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: quarry stone
Walls: wood siding
Roof: shingle
1938-1977president's house
ca. 2004-present (2007)admissions office
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (visitor center)
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration

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

Originally constructed in 1938, Sisson Hall is a wonderful example of Colonial revival. The building includes many stunning features: a leaded glass staircase window, a small turret on the back of the structure, and a small second-story porch. Sisson Hall is painted in its original colors and retains its original wood siding & decorative shingle work. It is currently used as the Office of Admissions and the Visitors Center. The structure was originally built as the Presidential Home and was used as such until 1977, when Keystone College restored Hedgewood House for use as the President's Residence.

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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