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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
Materials:
Foundation: stone
Walls:
Roof: slate
 
Function:
1932-present (2006)dining hall
1932-present (2006)residence hall (women)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (social center)
 

Narrative:
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.
 

References:

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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