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
1995renovation
Designer: Fudge & Underhill
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick, concrete
Roof: gypsum
 
Function:
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
 

Narrative:
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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