Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Comstock House

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Institution Name: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Original/Historic Place Name: Comstock House
Location on Campus: 61 St. Clair St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1932original construction Upjohn, Hobart
Designer: Hobart Upjohn
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Roof: slate
1932-present (2006)dining hall
1932-present (2006)residence hall (women)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (social center)

Comstock House is named for Anna Botsford Comstock, the first woman to be named a member of the Board of Trustees. It is the largest of the early William Smith College residences and includes dining and social facilities.


Larson, Jens Frederick, and Archie MacInnes Palmer. Architectural Planning of the American College. New York and London: McGraw-Hill, 1933.

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


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