Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


President’s House

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Institution Name: College of Wooster
Original/Historic Place Name: President’s House
Location on Campus: 433 East University St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1928original construction Waid, David Everett
Designer: David Everett Waid
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, engineering, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick and concrete block
Walls: brick
Roof: tile
ca. 1928-present (2006)president's house

At a time when increasing numbers of faculty at residential colleges live out of town and when even college presidents are choosing to live some distance off campus, Wooster's President's Home stands for the central involvement of the administrative staff in the College's development. The President's Home is a landmark in the heart of campus and the site of numerous gatherings of students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and a range of off-campus visitors. Surrounded by the music and chemistry buildings, the science library, and the alumni house, it is situated to play a major role in the life of the campus.

President's Home was completely remodeled in 1969 and significantly refurbished in 1996.


Notestein, Lucy Lilian. Wooster of the Middle West. New Haven: Published for the College of Wooster by Yale University Press, 1937. Reprint, Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1971.

Siekkinen, George, Jr. College of Wooster. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1980.


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