Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Emerson Hall

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Institution Name: Elmira College
Original/Historic Place Name: Activities Building
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1955original construction on June 4 Fudge & Underhill
Designer: Fudge & Underhill
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick, concrete
Roof: gypsum
1955-present (2006)theater
1955-present (2006)academic department building (drama)
1955-present (2006)gymnasium (including dance studio, pool, lockers, and basketball courts)
1955-present (2006)chapel

Emerson Hall, at the heart of the Elmira campus, houses a theater, gymnasium, pool, fitness center, chapel, offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, a dance studio, bell tower, and the college box office. It was renovated in 1995. When Emerson Hall was built in 1955, it greatly expanded the college's capacity to serve its students and the larger community.


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