Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Lloyd Hall

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Institution Name: Haverford College
Original/Historic Place Name: Lloyd Hall
Location on Campus: Lloyd Green
Date(s) of Construction:
1898-1899original construction Cope & Stewardson
Designer: Cope & Stewardson
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival, Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: schist
Walls: schist
Roof: slate
1899-present (2006)residence hall

Lloyd was built in successive phases. The first phase was built by Cope and Stewardson, one of the most important firms in the region at the end of the nineteenth century, and followed their design for 2 College Lane and Chase Hall. The creation of the original section coincided with their work on the dormitories of the University of Pennsylvania, and shares with them the lessons on undergraduate living on the Oxford model that Stewardson learned while living in England. The later sections were designed by the successor firm of Stewardson and Page and are in perfect keeping with the original portion.

Lloyd was designed to be reminiscent of "home," with its columned doorways and lattice-covered walls. It has a conservative plainness, and its nine entries and comfortable suites make it one of the most desirable dorms on campus. It is the scene of senior week activities, and alumni return here during reunion weekends. The dorms are also host to students who attend various camps during the summer.


Cram, Ralph Adams. "The Work of Messrs. Cope & Stewardson." Architectural Record 16 (November 1904): 407-38.

George E. Thomas Associates, Inc. Haverford College Historic Resources Campus Survey. Philadelphia: George E. Thomas Associates, 1999.
Kammerstein, Gregory, ed. The Spirit and the Intellect: Haverford College, 1833-1983. [Haverford, PA: Haverford College, 1983].

Schuyler, Montgomery. "The Architecture of American Colleges V. University of Pennsylvania, Girard, Haverford, Lehigh and Bryn Mawr Colleges." Architectural Record 28 (September 1910): 182-212.


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