Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Sickler Hall

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Institution Name: Keystone College
Original/Historic Place Name: Gardner Family Residence
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1873original construction Reynolds, Solomon
Designer: Solomon Reynolds
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: quarry stone
Walls: wood siding
Roof: shingle
ca. 1873private residence
ca. 1945other (faculty apartments)
ca. 2004-present (2006)student union (Student Life Center; office of Dean of Students)

Sickler Hall was formerly a residential home that was donated to the College in 1941 by Blanche Sickler Moore in memory of her father, Harley N. Sickler. The home was first owned by a family by the name of Gardener, who rented the house out to students. During World War II, veterans lived in the home, and the building was then converted into faculty apartments.

The building is a gorgeous example of a Mansard structure, with a stunning original side porch with marvelous wooden Victorian scrolled supports as well as cornices, both on the porch and under the gable of the roof.


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