• Creator
  • International YMCA College
  • Created Date
  • 1943-06-16
  • Publisher
  • International YMCA College
  • Description
  • A photograph of the Administration Building taken from Naismith Green. The Springfield College plaque, prominent in the photo, has been pasted onto the image and is not a part of the actual landscape. According to the date on the back of this picture, this picture was taken shortly before renovations began to remove the top two floors of the building. In the photograph, a student is leaving by the front door. The Administration Building was or... more
    A photograph of the Administration Building taken from Naismith Green. The Springfield College plaque, prominent in the photo, has been pasted onto the image and is not a part of the actual landscape. According to the date on the back of this picture, this picture was taken shortly before renovations began to remove the top two floors of the building. In the photograph, a student is leaving by the front door. 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 the last week in April of 1895 and the corner stone of the building was laid on Friday, May 10th, 1985 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 (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, 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. less
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