Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Williams Memorial

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Institution Name: Trinity College (CT)
Original/Historic Place Name: Williams Memorial
Location on Campus: adjoins Jarvis Hall (Long Walk) on the north at 90 degree angle
Date(s) of Construction:
1914original construction Morris, Benjamin Wistar La Farge & Morris
Designer: Benjamin Wistar Morris (LaFarge & Morris)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Victorian, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: stone
Roof: slate
ca. 1914library
1914-present (2006)administration

Williams Memorial is a connector building leading northward from the Long Walk range to later twentieth century campus additions. Benjamin Wistar Morris of LaFarge & Morris designed a virtual copy of Burges's Long Walk range, although its carvings are more elaborate. The Memorial was the gift of J.P. Morgan in memory of his friend, the Rt. Rev. John Williams, fourth president of Trinity College (1848-1853).


Weaver, Glenn. The History of Trinity College: Volume I. Hartford, CT: Trinity College Press, 1967.


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