Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Bedford Hall

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Institution Name: Voorhees College
Original/Historic Place Name: Bedford Hall
Location on Campus: Academic Circle
Date(s) of Construction:
1912original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Romanesque revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls: brick
Roof:
 
Function:
ca. 1912dining hall
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (laboratories)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (Family Life Center)
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (Division of Social Sciences)
 

Narrative:
Bedford Hall was given by Miss Elizabeth Voorhees in 1921 to serve as the first specifically-designed dining hall for boarding students and faculty members. It was named in honor of the memory of the Rev. Robert C. Bedford of Beloit, Wisconsin, a member of the first board of trustees. Today, the building houses the Division of Social Sciences and the Family Life Center.
 

References:

Voorhees College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1982.

 

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