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The building was named to honor the citizens of Geneva, who were largely responsible for financing its construction. It originally housed the chapel, library, student rooms, and offices and is the oldest standing academic building in Western New York. It was remodeled in 1969 and replastered and repainted in 1981.
Campus Master Plan. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY.
Causey, Beverley E., Jr. Geneva Hall and Trinity Hall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1973.
Schuyler, Montgomery. "The Architecture of American Colleges: IX. Union, Hamilton, Hobart, Cornell and Syracuse." Architectural Record 30 (December 1911): 549-73.
Smith, Warren Hunting. Hobart and William Smith: The History of Two Colleges. Geneva, NY: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1972.