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Administration Building Dining Room, 1898

Item Information

Title:
Administration Building Dining Room, 1898
Description:
A photograph of the dining room located on the fourth floor of the Dormitory Building, known today as the Administration Building, taken in 1898. The tables appear to be set for a meal with table clothes, plates and glasses.
Date:
[December 1898?]
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.)
Dining rooms
Dormitories
Table settings & decorations
Chairs
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
The Administration Building was originally constructed as the college’s first dormitory and also housed classrooms, offices, and the school’s first dining facility. Construction began on the dormitory 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 fourth President, Laurence L. Doggett. Consummating the transfer to the new campus, the completion of the new dormitory 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, Springfield College began to lay permanent roots on the land along Lake Massasoit. During World War II, when the campus became a center of Army Training and the Naval Convalescent Hospital, the old dormitory was deemed a fire hazard and its top floors were removed. The resulting two-story building eventually became the Administration Building.
The caption on the back of this photograph reads, "Dining Room Dec 1898 from Vaughan". This image is part of a collection entitled "Dormitory Life at the Turn of the Century". Collection contains photographs in various formats includes: 11 black & white prints, 12 prints mounted on board, 8 glass negatives, and 1 glass slide.
Identifier:
rg113-01-11-003
DL-022