Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Chidwick Hall

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Institution Name: College of New Rochelle
Original/Historic Place Name: Gymnasium/Auditorium
Location on Campus: Castle Pl.
Date(s) of Construction:
1908original construction Fletcher, Arthur G. C.
1979first and ground floor renovated
Designer: Arthur G. C. Fletcher
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Roof: slate
1908-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (mail center)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (offices)

The first and ground floors of Chidwick were renovated in 1979. Only two classrooms on the third floor are functional. The auditorium is not useable.

The building was renamed in 1935 to honor Rt. Rev. John P. Chidwick, hero--chaplain of the battleship "The Maine" during the Spanish-American War and third President of the College (1923 1935). Chidwick Hall, part of the campus quadrangle, was the College's first classroom, gymnasium, and auditorium building.


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