Campbell Residence Hall
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The structure that is now known as Campbell Residence Hall was built during the 1920s as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Entomological Laboratory in association with the Whittier District Fruit Exchange, a cooperative of citrus growers then highly active in the region. In the Mediterranean style, it has concrete foundations and reinfored concrete exterior walls, with red roof tiles. Its mission of studying the insect pests that plagued Southern California's then-booming citrus industry was a public service provided to growers in Southern California until a post-World-War II housing boom in the suburban Los Angeles area made citrus ranching less attractive than housing development, and what had been an agricultural center became a suburban bedroom community. The college received ground rent on the two-acre site on a 25-year lease that was extended until 1961, when the agricultural research station finally closed and the building reverted to the college and was refitted as a dormitory. Today it includes 15 rooms and serves 32 international students, many of whom are studying English in the ASPECT language training program for foreign students that is associated with the college.
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