Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


France Hall

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Institution Name: Heidelberg College
Original/Historic Place Name: France Hall
Location on Campus: 119 Greenfield St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1925-1926original construction Miller, Fullenwider & Dowling
Designer: Miller, Fullenwider & Dowling
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: rock faced ashlar
Walls: brick with stone facing
Roof: terra cotta tile
1926-present (2006)residence hall (women)

George A. France of Toledo, member of the Ohio Board of Regents, donated this building in honor of his mother. Built in 1925-1926, France Hall has remained a women's residence hall and is presently the only non-coed residence hall on campus. Heidelberg's local sorority chapters currently occupy meeting space in France Hall.

Pfleiderer, Laird, and France Halls represent a third, early 20th century expansion of the Heidelberg Campus. The Gothic style, grey stone facades and tile roofs are characteristic of these and several other building built on campus during the first quarter of the 20th Century.


Tarr, Blair, and Barbara Howe. France Hall [Heidelberg College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1979.

Williams, E. I. F. Heidelberg: Democratic Christian College, 1850-1950. Menasha, WI: George Banta Publishing Company, 1952.


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