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North Court was an important part of Ralph Adams Cram's plan for the University. It was executed in his renowned Collegiate Gothic style as a complete women's college.
As the single building for Westhampton College, North Court accommodated student rooms, the refectory (food service), faculty offices, and even the Dean's residence. In addition, while women took some classes elsewhere (see submission for Ryland Hall), other classes were particular to women and met in North Court classrooms.
Today, the building continues to house women residents in original spaces and to accommodate faculty offices and classrooms. A recital hall and social hall occupy former refectory spaces. Like most university buildings, nearly one hundred percent of the original "building fabric" remains in use. The building underwent substantial preservation/restoration activities in 1988 and 1993.
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