Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Watson Fine Arts Building

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Institution Name: Elmira College
Original/Historic Place Name: Watson Fine Arts Building
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1958original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls: brick and steel
Roof:
 
Function:
1958-present (2006)theater (blackbox theater and theater shop)
1958-present (2006)classrooms (including language laboratory, radio station, and an art studio)
1958-present (2006)academic department building (music; includes classroom and rehearsal space)
 

Narrative:
A significant feature of this building is the sculpted paneling on the entrance. Crafted by the sculptor John Alexander (1905-1981), the panels depict six arts: painting, music, sculpture, literature, dance, and poetry. The building is in good condition.
 

References:
 

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