Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Blodgett Hall

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Institution Name: Adelphi University
Original/Historic Place Name: Blodgett Hall
Location on Campus: South Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1928original construction McKim, Mead & White
Designer: McKim, Mead & White
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick and concrete
Roof: slate
ca. present (2006)faculty offices

Opened in 1929, Adelphi University was one of the first universities built on Long Island. The campus's three original buildings--Levermore Hall, Blodgett Hall, and Woodruff Hall--were designed by McKim, Mead & White, an East coast architectural firm with a national reputation. Although the buildings have undergone some necessary renovations, they retain their original design.


The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White in Photographs, Plans and Elevations. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1990.

Greenberg, Allen. Monograph of the Work of McKim, Mead & White 1879-1915. New York: Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1991.

McKim, Mead & White. Recent Buildings Designed for Educational Institutions. Philadelphia: Beck Engraving, 1936.

Roth, Leland. McKim, Mead & White, Architects. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

Wilson, Richard Guy. McKim, Mead & White Architects. New York: Rizzoli, 1983.


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