Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Alumni Hall

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Institution Name: Keystone College
Original/Historic Place Name: Unknown
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1890original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Italianate, Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: quarry stone
Walls: wood siding
Roof: shingle
 
Function:
ca. 1890residence hall (women)
ca. 2004-present (2006)alumni center
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration
 

Narrative:
Alumni Hall was built in 1890 and is a fine example of a Late Victorian structure. The building retains its original doors, wood siding, window sills, and window outdoor treatments, as well as original hand-rolled glass windows in both doors and attic windows. Alumni Hall was originally used as a dormitory for fifteen women, with a reception room for visiting alumni, and was formally donated to the Trustees of Keystone College by the Alumni Association in 1941. Today, Alumni Hall contains the Offices of Special Events, Institutional Planning and Research, and Alumni Relations, and serves as a place where alumni can meet when visiting the campus both informally and for planned events.
 

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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