Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Carnegie Hall

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Institution Name: Elmira College
Original/Historic Place Name: Carnegie Hall
Location on Campus: Park Pl.
Date(s) of Construction:
1911original construction Tilton, Edward L.
Designer: Edward L. Tilton
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Other (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: reinforced concrete
Walls: brick, terra cotta trimmings, Indiana limestone
1911-present (2006)classrooms (science; with laboratory facilities)
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (science, nursing education)

Named for industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Hall allowed Elmira College to greatly expand its science education program, adding to the success of the college. At the time of construction, Carnegie Hall was a state of the art science building. Renovations have kept the building up to date, and it is still used by nursing and science students.


Barber, William Charles. Elmira College: The First Hundred Years. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955.

Johnstone, Janette. Elmira College Old Campus. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1984.


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