Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Prexy/Music Building

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Institution Name: Reed College
Original/Historic Place Name: President's House
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1915original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wood shingle
Roof: asphalt
ca. 1915-1948president's house
ca. 1948-1958residence hall (men)
ca. 1958-present (2006)academic department building (music practice rooms)

Constructed in 1915, this beautiful example of the English House Style fits naturally into the Reed College campus. It has been preserved and maintained over the years and is an important element in the campus architectural building framework. While it no longer serves as the President's house, it still provides very useful academic functions for the Music Department.


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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