Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Fassett Commons

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Institution Name: Elmira College
Original/Historic Place Name: Fassett Commons
Location on Campus: Washington St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1917original construction Pierce & Bickford
Designer: Pierce & Bickford
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Romanesque revival (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Walls: brick; stone trim
ca. 1917dining hall
ca. 2004-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (education, art; contains studios, faculty offices, and classrooms)

Fassett Commons, originally the college's dining hall, now houses offices and classrooms for a wide range of disciplines, including education and art. It houses the best art students and faculty in the area.


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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