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Administration Building Construction, 1895

Item Information

Title:
Administration Building Construction, 1895
Description:
A photograph of the construction of Springfield College's first dormitory known today as the Administration Building. The image shows the incomplete building with scaffolding on all sides.
Date:
[October 10, 1895?]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Administration Building Records
Subjects:
Administration Building
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Springfield College
Springfield College--Buildings
Springfield (Mass.)
Dormitories
Classrooms
Dining rooms
Construction
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Publisher:
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Notes:
The Administration Building was originally constructed as the college’s first dormitory, and also housed classrooms, library and dining facilities. Construction began the last week in April of 1895, and the corner stone of the building was laid on Friday, May 10th, 1895. The dedication of the building took place over a year later on June 17th, 1896, at which, President Charles Barrows introduced the college’s forth President, Laurence L. Doggett. Consummating the transfer to the new campus, the completion of the new dormitory (Administration Building) in January 1896 was a milestone in Springfield College history. With the erection of the first building, the East gymnasium (1894), and the new dormitory (Administration Building), Springfield College began to lay permanent roots on the land along Lake Massasoit. In 1943, the dormitory did not meet the city’s fire safety codes. In order to meet these codes and house the administration offices of the Naval Convalescent Hospital the following year, the dormitory was reduced from four floors to two floors, leaving the building as it appears today.
A handwritten note on the back of this image indicates, "Dormitory and Administration the 2nd Bldg on SC campus October 10, 1895. Included one Class room #1 One Parlor Rm Kit + Dining Room Upper floor".
Identifier:
rg113-01-04-001
SC21265