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Administration Building Construction, 1895

Item Information

Title:
Administration Building Construction, 1895
Description:
A copy of a photograph of the construction of the Administration Building, Springfield College's first dormitory. The image shows the building covered in scaffolding.
Creator:
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Date:
[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
Dining rooms
Classrooms
Scaffolding
Construction
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Link to Item:
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
The Administration Building was originally constructed as the college’s first dormitory and also housed classrooms, the dining hall and the school’s first dining facility. Construction began on the dormitory (Administration Building) the last week in April of 1895 and the corner stone of the building was laid on Friday, May 10th, 1895 with President Charles H. Barrows officiating. The dedication took place on June 17th, 1896, at which, President 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), 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, with a flat roof on the second story. The renovations and remodeling that took place from 1943-1944, leaving the building as it appears today.
Identifier:
rg113-01-04-002