Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


President's House

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Institution Name: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Original/Historic Place Name: Gallagher House
Location on Campus: 690 S. Main St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1836original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Greek revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Roof: asphalt shingles
1836-1883private residence
1883-present (2006)president's house

Hobart College acquired this building in 1883. It became the President's house in 1884 and has served in this capacity since that time. It has been, and remains, the center of many College social functions and is said to be the first house with pillars in Grecian style in Geneva.


Smith, Warren Hunting. Hobart and William Smith: The History of Two Colleges. Geneva, NY: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1972.


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