Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

West Hall, 1871

West Hall, 1871

West Hall was built to serve as a dormitory for students of the college and the divinity school. Begun in 1871, it was completed in 1872, at a cost of $72,497.26, and was designed by Levi Newcomb & Son. Initially, the western half of the building was assigned to the divinity school, with a small chapel and classrooms on the first floor and dormitory rooms on the upper floors. Upon the completion of Paige and Miner Halls in 1891 and 1892, the divinity school moved out of West, at which point it was used entirely for student accomodations.

West Hall, at the height of its architectural glory in the 1870'sAs of 2000, West Hall continues to be used as a dormitory for students. It is now a co-educational facility. While not the first building used as a dormitory on campus, it is now the dormitory that has been in use the longest on the Medford campus.

Source: RNTB1

Subject terms: Crane Theological School Levi Newcomb and Son Buildings Housing Dormitories Medford Campus West Hall

was built to serve as a dormitory for students of the college and the divinity school. Begun in 1871, it was completed in 1872, at a cost of $72,497.26, and was designed by Levi Newcomb & Son. Initially, the western half of the building was assigned to the divinity school, with a small chapel and classrooms on the first floor and dormitory rooms on the upper floors. Upon the completion of Paige and Miner Halls in 1891 and 1892, the divinity school moved out of West, at which point it was used entirely for student accomodations.

As of 2000, continues to be used as a dormitory for students. It is now a co-educational facility. While not the first building used as a dormitory on campus, it is now the dormitory that has been in use the longest on the Medford campus.

Source: RNTB1

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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