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1838: Whig Hall

Original structure, viewed from the northwest (photo from album, 1873)

Original structure, viewed from the northwest (photo from album, 1873)

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Source: Princeton University Archives, Mudd Library, Grounds & Buildings, Box 59

Whig Hall has been the home of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, commonly known as Whig-Clio, since the merger of the American Whig and Cliosophic Societies in 1929. Whig Hall was built in 1893 at the same time as its twin, Clio Hall. Both buildings were designed in marble by A. Page Brown in the Ionic style of a Greek temple, which had also been used for their stucco and wood predecessors, built in approximately the same locations in 1838. After Whig was gutted by fire in November 1969, extensive renovations, including a modern treatment of the destroyed east wall, were designed by the firm of Gwathmey and Siegel and completed in 1972.

Whig Hall in Evolution of the campus

Source: Leitch p. 506


Original structure viewed from the north (1870's photo)

Original structure viewed from the north (1870's photo)

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Source: Princeton University Archives, Mudd Library, Grounds & Buildings, Box 59


Original structure viewed from the northwest (photo 1870's?)

Original structure viewed from the northwest (photo 1870's?)

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Source: Princeton University Archives, Mudd Library, Grounds & Buildings, oversize


Distant view of the facade of the original structure from the north, with East College at left (photo c.1886)

Distant view of the facade of the original structure from the north, with East College at left (photo c.1886)

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. (Princeton University Archives, Mudd Library, Grounds & Buildings, Box 59)


Floor plans for the original structure

Floor plans for the original structure

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Source: Beam, American Whig Society of Princeton, p.92


Current structure viewed from the northwest (photo c.1980)

Current structure viewed from the northwest (photo c.1980)

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Source: Unknown


Current structure viewed from the northwest.

Current structure viewed from the northwest.

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Source: Princeton University Archives, Mudd Library


Current structure viewed from the north

Current structure viewed from the north

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