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1792  Kirkland Cottage  Kirkland Cottage  moved to present place from near the cemetery in 1925  View Map
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59 
1794  Hamilton-Oneida Academy  1829     
1802  Boarding House  Backus House  designed by Isaac Williams, master carpenter   View Map
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56 
1804  Lee's Tavern  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center (C&D)  Isaac Williams; an enlargement of a house of 1799  View Map
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24 
1810  Saunders House  Saunders House  built by Isaac Williams; residence of Saunders family until Silvia Saunders' death in 1994; renovated for student residence in 1995  View Map
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83 
1812  Hall of Commons  Buttrick Hall  also called "The Banqueting Hall"; closed 1820  View Map
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60 
1813  President's House  Backus House  former Boarding House; moved 1850  View Map
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56 
1814  Hamilton Hall (old South College)  1906  remodeled in 1873 as Hungerford Hall   
1817  Root House; Grant House  Elihu Root House  Presidential house; 1893, purchased by Elihu Root; 1937, home of Edith Root Grant and Ulysses S. Grant III; 1978, purchased by College; renovated in 1980 for administrative quarters  View Map
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25 
1823  Kirkland Hall (Middle College)  Kirkland Residence Hall  built as twin of North College; remodeled as Soper Gymnasium in 1891  View Map
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50 
1823  North College  North Residence Hall  shell built; remained incomplete until 1842  View Map
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48 
1827  Chapel  Chapel  designed by John H. Lothrop of Utica (a College trustee) as a multi-purpose building; Philip Hooker of Albany designed the façade; many alterations over the years; most recent in 1949 by Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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51 
1842  Dexter Hall  North Residence Hall  North College building completed and renamed  View Map
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48 
1850  Root Homestead  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center (C&D)  former Lee's Tavern; also called "The Hemlocks," "the Upper Mathematical House"; "Pocket Gallery" added 1931  View Map
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24 
1850  Alumni House  Backus House  former President's House; faculty residence  View Map
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56 
1850  The Cabinet  Buttrick Hall  science building with museum; former Hall of Commons  View Map
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60 
1853  Gymnasium  1897  replaced 1891 by Soper Gymnasium; demolished to make room for Root Hall   
1855  Chemistry Laboratory  1904  replaced 1903; demolished to make room for Carnegie Hall   
1856  Litchfield Observatory  1918  base for telescope remains near Sigma Phi house   
1869  President's Residence  1972  built for S.G. Brown; became Delta Phi house   
1872  Perry Hiram Smith Library  Morris House  later Perry Hiram Smith Hall  View Map
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49 
1873  Hungerford Hall  1906  former Hamilton Hall; remodeled   
1882  Alpha Delta Phi House  Eells House  rebuilt in same spot 1928  View Map
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47 
1883  Knox Hall of Natural History  Buttrick Hall  former Cabinet; remodeled  View Map
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60 
1884  Skinner Hall  North Residence Hall  former Dexter Hall; renovated  View Map
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48 
1888  Silliman Hall  Couper Hall  Fuller & Wheeler of Albany, architects; built as College YMCA and union center; is such until 1929  View Map
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54 
1891  Soper Gymnasium  Kirkland Residence Hall  former Middle College; remodeled  View Map
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50 
1897  Benedict Hall of Languages  Benedict Hall  Frederick Hamilton Gouge, architect; renovated in 2009  View Map
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55 
1897  Root Hall of Science  Root Hall  designed by Carriere and Hastings; many renovations; reverts to classrooms after 1925  View Map
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62 
1900  Truax Hall of Philosophy  1970  F.H. Gouge; ionic columns now in cemetery   
1903  Chemistry Building  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  F.H. Gouge; enlarged 1930 by Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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64 
1903  Commons (Soper Hall of Commons)  Commons  F.H. Gouge; addition in rear in 1959 by Adams & Woodbridge  View Map
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58 
1904  Carnegie Residence Hall  Carnegie Residence Hall  "West College"; F.H. Gouge  View Map
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63 
1906  Chi Psi House  Spencer House  formerly Huntington Homestead; burned and rebuilt  View Map
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28 
1907  New South College  South Residence Hall  F.H. Gouge; built on the same location as old South College/Hamilton Hall/Hungerford Hall  View Map
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52 
1910  Davenport House  President's House  built by Frederick Morgan Davenport, Professor of Law 1904-1929; architect, Arthur Jackson; Queen Anne style   
1912  Delta Upsilon House  Ferguson House  Fraternity house  View Map
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46 
1914  James Library (Ellen Curtiss James Library)  Christian A. Johnson Hall  Coolidge & Carlson, architects  View Map
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61 
1917  Horowitch Career Center (Maurice Horowitch Career and Life Outcomes Center)  202 College Hill Road (Philosophy Dept.)  Built as faculty house (Burton in 1933); formerly the Maurice Horowitch Career Center  View Map
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77 
1918  Sigma Phi House  Siuda House   Bagg & Newkirk; replaced chapter house which was previously burned; altered and enlarged in 1940's; purchased by the college c. 2005.  View Map
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44 
1921  Sage Rink (Russell Sage Rink)  Sage Rink  Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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67 
1924  Knox Infirmary   Morris House  former Perry Hiram Smith Library; an infirmary  View Map
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49 
1925  Science Building  Taylor Science Center  Housed Biology and Geology in 1933  View Map
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42 
1925  Wallace Johnson Residence Hall  Wallace Johnson Residence Hall  Residence of Wallace B. Johnson, class of 1915, Secretary of the College, until his death in 1968; student residence  View Map
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34 
1925  Theta Delta Chi House  Woollcott House  Fraternity house  View Map
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45 
1926  Buttrick Hall  Buttrick Hall  former Knox Hall of Natural history; renovated to resemble original design; redecorated to reflect the taste of different Hamilton College presidents  View Map
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60 
1927  ELS House  Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall  former house for the Emerson Literary Society burned down in 1927 and was rebuilt  View Map
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17 
1927  Delta Kappa Epsilon House  Wertimer House  Fraternity house  View Map
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35 
1930  North and South Courtyards  2009  renovated 1978; housed mail center, Philosophy Department   
1940  Alumni Gymnasium  Alumni Gymnasium  Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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65 
1955  Delta Phi House  1972  former President's Residence   
1958  Root Art Center (Edward Wales Root Art Center)  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center (C&D)  former Root Homestead  View Map
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24 
1958  Dunham Dormitory  Dunham Residence Hall  Adams & Woodbridge  View Map
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75 
1959  Griffin Road Apartments  Griffin Road Apartments  built as faculty apartments; now student residences  View Map
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85 
1959  Rudd Health Center (Thomas Brown Rudd Health Center)  Rudd Health Center  Adams & Woodbridge; addition added in 1972  View Map
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57 
1961  Minor Theater  Morris House  former Perry Hiram Smith Library; remodeled by E.D. Stone; much altered during early 1970's  View Map
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49 
1962  Kirkland Residence Hall  Kirkland Residence Hall  former Soper Gymnasium; remodeled 1947 after the Alumni Gymnasium was built  View Map
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50 
1962  North Residence Hall  North Residence Hall  former Skinner Hall; renovated by E.D. Stone  View Map
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48 
1962  Physical Plant  Physical Plant  also known as Maintenance and Operations; building first shown on 1962 map  View Map
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84 
1964  Science Building  Taylor Science Center  Renovations; Dana Wing added  View Map
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42 
1966  Bristol Center (William McLaren Bristol Center)  Bristol Center  E.D. Stone; formerly Bristol Campus Center  View Map
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53 
1968  Keehn Residence Hall  Keehn Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College; was a student co-operative  View Map
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1968  Major Residence Hall  Major Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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1968  McIntosh Residence Hall  McIntosh Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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1968  Minor Residence Hall  Minor Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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1969  Afro-Latin Cultural Center  Afro-Latin Culture Center  former faculty housing; formerly called the Afro-American Cultural Center  View Map
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78 
1969  McEwen Dining Hall  McEwen Dining Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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13 
1970  Babbitt Residence Hall  Babbitt Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College (originally Residence Hall "B")  View Map
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15 
1970  Backus House (Azel Backus House)  Backus House  former Alumni House  View Map
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56 
1970  Bundy East and Bundy West Residence Halls  Bundy East and West Residence Halls  Edmund J. Booth, architect; part of Harlow E. Bundy Quadrangle; renovations 2009  View Map
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29 
1970  Bundy Dining Hall  Bundy Hall  Edmund J. Booth, architect; part of Harlow E. Bundy Quadrangle  View Map
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30 
1970  List Art Center (Vera G. and Albert A. List Art Center)  List Art Center  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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11 
1971  Root Residence Hall  Root Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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10 
1972  Burke Library (Daniel Burke Library)  Burke Library  Hugh Stubbins, Associates, architects; many interior renovations, including in 2011  View Map
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43 
1972  Kirner-Johnson Building  Kirner-Johnson Building  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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14 
1972  Milbank Residence Hall  Milbank Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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16 
1975  Peters Observatory  Observatory  Named for Prof. C.H.F. Peters  View Map
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1978  Saunders Hall of Chemistry  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  former Chemistry Building; renovated; rededicated to A.P. Saunders  View Map
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64 
1978  Scott Field House (Margaret Bundy Scott Field House)  Scott Field House    View Map
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68 
1982  Christian A. Johnson Hall  Christian A. Johnson Hall  former James Library; renovated and rededicated  View Map
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61 
1985  Campus Safety Office  Campus Safety Office  (approximate date)  View Map
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76 
1988  Bristol Swimming Pool (William M. Bristol, Jr. Swimming Pool)  Bristol Swimming Pool  Replaced earlier pool in Alumni Gym; renovated 2013  View Map
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66 
1988  Schambach Center (Hans H. Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts)  Schambach Center    View Map
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12 
1989  Ferry Administration Building  Days-Massolo Center  formerly a faculty/administration residence; renovated and rededicated for Personnel and then for Computer Science  View Map
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79 
1992  Couper Hall  Couper Hall  former Silliman Hall; rededicated in 1992  View Map
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54 
1993  Beinecke Student Activities Village  Beinecke Student Activities Village  Former abandoned salt storage area; the complex includes Fillius Events Barn, Howard Diner and Mail Center.  View Map
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18 
1994  Woollcott House  Woollcott House  former Theta Delta Chi house; sold to college; renovated and rededicated; student residence  View Map
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45 
1995  Rogers Estate  Rogers Estate  house of Philip V. Rogers '30, sold to college 1994; made into student housing Fall 1995  View Map
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37 
1995  Root Farmhouse  Root Farmhouse  Part of Root family property; named after Elihu Root; made into student residence 1995  View Map
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19 
1996  Ferguson House  Ferguson House  former Delta Upsilon House; sold to college; renovated and rededicated; student residence  View Map
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46 
1996  The Little Pub  The Little Pub  former barn and stables for Root property; renovated   View Map
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20 
1998  Babbitt Pavilion  Babbitt Pavilion  constructed 1998; outdoor social space adjacent to Minor Field  View Map
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1999  210 College Hill Road (Philosophy)  2011  Philosophy Department starting 1998 or 1999 (previously faculty housing); demolished in 2011 to accommodate the Wellin Museum; philosophy Dept. moved to 202 College Hill Rd. in 2010   
2000  Eells House  Eells House  former Alpha Delta Phi House; sold to college; renovated and rededicated; student residence  View Map
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47 
2002  ABC House (A Better Chance)  ABC House  Former faculty house (Nile/Cameron house in 1933) purchased by college and renovated for A Better Chance program   
2003  Spencer House (Philip Spencer House)  Spencer House  former Chi Psi House; sold to College and renovated; now administration building (Business Office/Human Resources)  View Map
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28 
2004  Skenandoa House  Skenandoa House  former Psi Upsilon house; built 1922; rededicated as Skenandoa in 2004  View Map
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32 
2004  Wertimer House  Wertimer House  former DKE House;rededicated in 2004 as Wertimer;named after Eleanor and Sidney Wertimer  View Map
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35 
2004  Carriage House  Carriage House  Carriage house/garage for Edward Root house/Root Art Center/Anderson-Connell Alumni Center; converted into office for the vice-president of Administration and Finance  View Map
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23 
2005  Taylor Science Center (Edward and Virginia Taylor Science Center)  Taylor Science Center  Expansion and renovation; replacement of Dana Wing; opened September 2005; rededication and naming September 2011  View Map
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42 
2006  Blood Fitness and Dance Center (Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center)  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  Complete renovation of Saunders Hall of Chemistry; opened October 2006  View Map
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64 
2006  Glen House (Headquarters for the Hamilton Outdoor Leadership Center)  Glen House  Part of Root family estate; Art Studio when Homestead was Root Art Center; renovated 2006 to house Hamilton Outdoor Education Center  View Map
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22 
2006  Little Squash Center  Little Squash Center  named for Jeff Little '71; opened fall 2006  View Map
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69 
2006  Molly Root House  Molly Root House  built for Elihu Root, Jr. 1903; home of Molly and Elihu Root III '36; houses Department of Art History as of Spring 2006; renovations 2008  View Map
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81 
2007  Siuda House (Offices of Admission and Financial Aid at Siuda House)  Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid Offices)  former Sigma Phi house; opened as offices May 9, 2007  View Map
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44 
2007  Tolles Pavilion  Tolles Pavilion  Added to Beinecke Student Activity Village; also known as the Annex; dedicated in name of Winton '28 and Patricia Tolles  View Map
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21 
2008  Kirner-Johnson Building  Kirner-Johnson Building  Expanded and renovated in 2008  View Map
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14 
2008  Faculty Artist Studio  Faculty Artist Studio  Barn/garage behind Grant House/Elihu Root House converted to studio in July, 2008  View Map
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26 
2009  Sadove Student Center (Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall)  Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall  Emerson Hall expanded and renovated in 2009; dedicated to Sadove family  View Map
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17 
2009  Steuben Field  Steuben Field  Renovated in 2009; natural grass replaced with turf  View Map
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74 
2011  202 College Hill Road  202 College Hill Road (Philosophy Dept.)  previously housed Career Center (which moved to Bristol Campus Center); Philosophy Department moved here in 2011  View Map
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77 
2011  Days-Massolo Center   Days-Massolo Center  Opened in 2011; formerly named the Cultural Education Center; previously Ferry Building  View Map
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79 
2012  Wellin Museum (The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art), The Wellin  Wellin Museum  new construction; opened October 5, 2012  View Map
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82 
2014  Kennedy Center (Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts)  Kennedy Center  Opened at Fallcoming 2014  View Map
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80 
2015  Crow Aviary   Crow Aviary  replaced 3994 Campus Road (residence house)  View Map
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40 
2015  Morris House  Morris House  Minor Theater renovated to become a residence hall; opened fall 2015  View Map
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49