Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House

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Institution Name: Macalester College
Original/Historic Place Name: President's House
Location on Campus: 1644 Summit Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1926original construction Ingemann, William M.
1984converted to alumni center
Designer: William M. Ingemann (St. Paul, MN)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
1926-1984president's house
1984-present (2006)alumni center (guest rooms; special events)

The Alexander Alumni House was originally built in 1926 for use as the President's House and has undergone recent renovation to provide first floor ADA access along with kitchen remodeling. All of the College Presidents lived in the house between 1926 and 1984, when it was converted to the Alumni House. As the Alumni House, it provides overnight accommodations for college guests and campus visitors.


Macalester College. Macalester College--A Century and Beyond. St. Paul, MN: Macalester College, 1985.


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