Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Front Lawn

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Institution Name: Reed College
Original/Historic Place Name: Front Lawn
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1912original construction
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 1912-present (2006)outdoor space (site of student recreational events, commencment and major academic events, sometimes classes)

Reed College was founded in 1912 and based its development and growth on a historic master plan designed by A.E. Doyle, a significant American Architect. This master plan located two buildings, Eliot Hall and The Dormitory Building. A "great lawn" area in front of the buildings now compliments their location. This open space has become a significant architectural feature that defines the campus and is used for many recreational, social, and formal events, including commencement.


Ritz, Richard E. A History of the Reed College Campus and Its Buildings. Portland, OR: Trustees of the Reed Institute, 1990.


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