Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Hampden-Sydney College
Original/Historic Place Name: Maples
Location on Campus: Via Sacra
Date(s) of Construction:
1887original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
ca. 1887private residence (house for Seminary professors)
ca. 1887infirmary
ca. 2004-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices

Maples was part of the Seminary campus complex and is an unusual style for this campus. It has also been the home of significant individuals, including Seminary head W. W. Moore.

A number of detrimental changes have been made to the exterior of Maples: chimneys have been removed, aluminum replacement windows have been added, and ornamental cornices and other details are gone. The interior has been remodeled for use as office space.


Brinkley, John L. On This Hill: A Narrative History of Hampden-Sydney College. Hampden-Sydney, VA: Hampden-Sydney College, 1994.

Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Hampden-Sydney College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1970.


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