Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Studies Building

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Institution Name: Goddard College
Original/Historic Place Name: Calf Barn
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1868original construction Kelly, James T.
1938renovation Larson, Jens Frederick
Designer: James T. Kelly; J. Frederick Larson (Hanover, NH)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete (after 1908)
Walls: wood frame
Roof: asphalt shingle
 
Function:
ca. 1868other (calf barn)
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices
ca. 2004-present (2006)facility management building (facilities operations offices, laundry, garage, alumni suite)
 

Narrative:
The Studies Building is a Gable roofed, one-and-a-half story, shingle clad building with jerkin dormers. The rebuilding was directed by J. Frederick Larson, college architect of Hanover New Hampshire, in 1938. The firm of Freeman, French, and Freeman of Burlington Vermont carried out the plan. An important part of the original farm, the studies building is equally important to the operations of campus life throughout the year.
 

References:

The American Renaissance, 1876-1917. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum; New York: Pantheon, 1979.

Brett, Gerald. English Furniture and its Setting. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965.

Byron, John. New York Interiors. New York, Dover, 1976.

Coman, Katherine. The Industrial History of the United States. New York: Arno Press, 1973.

Fastnedge, Ralph. English Furniture Styles from 1500 to 1830. New York: Barnes, 1964.

Fitzgerald, Oscar. Three Centuries of American Furniture. Englewood Cliffs, NY: Prentice Hall, 1982.

Historic Sites & Structures Survey [Marshfield, including Goddard College]. Monpelier, VT: Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 1976.

Hutchinson, Hal. Goddard College Greatwood Campus. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1996.

Kettell, Russell. Early American Rooms, 1650-1858. New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Kirk, John T. Early American Furniture. New York: Knopf, 1970.

Lyness, Russell. The Tastemakers. New York: Harper, 1954.

Saarinen, Aline B. The Proud Professors. New York: Random House, 1958.

Sieveking, Albertus Forbes. Gardens Ancient and Modern. London: I. M. Dent & Company, 1899.

Stone, Arthur F. The Vermont of Today. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1929.

Thacker, Christopher. The History of Gardens. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1979.

Townsend, Marjorie. "Humanism class lecture." Plainfield, VT: Goddard College, February 10, 1971.

"Vermont's Finest Farms." Field Illustrated (March 1920).

Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Wosley, S. W., and R. W. P. Luff. Furniture in England: The Age of the Joiner. New York: Praeger, 1969.

Zirblis, R. "Interview with Townsend." April 2, 1984.

 

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