Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Hedgewood House (President's House)

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Institution Name: Keystone College
Original/Historic Place Name: Unknown (private residence)
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1845original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian, Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: quarry stone
Walls: wood siding, decorative shingle work
Roof: shingle
 
Function:
ca. 1845private residence
ca. 1977other (college storage)
ca. 1977-presentpresident's house
 

Narrative:
Hedgewood is a fourteen-room house built circa 1845. The woodwork throughout the home represents the excellent craftsmanship of the nineteenth century. The floors are oak, while the rest of the wood elements are native chestnut in its natural state. The paneling and wainscoting reflect the Early Victorian period. There are also large chandeliers and several lights that are covered by Tiffany. Hedgewood, as well as several of the other buildings on campus, showcase the beautiful architecture of that era. In 1977, the building was being used for storage purposes when John B. Hibbard, then President of the College, thought it would be an excellent idea to designate the building as the official residence of the College President.
 

References:

Adams, Glenn D. Keystone: A History of the Academy and the College, 130th Anniversary, 1868- 1998. La Plume, PA: Keystone College, [ca. 1998].

 

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