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McCormick Hall

Date of Commission: 1921

Date of Occupancy: 1922

Other Dates in Building's History:

June 1915: Princeton Architects Association endorses Butler's plan for the School of Architecture.

26 Oct 1916: Howard Crosby Butler submits proposal to Trustees.

1917: Board of Trustees decides there will be a School of Architecture.

April 1917: Cram publishes plan.

Sept 1917: Progress towards completion of School of Architecture "greatly retarded during the summer and it will be a little difficult to resume activities owing to the interruption caused by the war".

June 1919: Temporary addition made on south side - a drafting room for the students. It is a one story separate concrete building about 20" X 35" connected to the main hall by covered hallway.

1921-22: Under construction with some rooms usable by 1922.

16 June 1923: Dedication.

Architect(s): Ralph Adams Cram ; Cram and Ferguson, Boston

Donor(s): Cyrus H. McCormick, Class of 1879 ; Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. ; Mrs. William Church Osborn ; Class of 1895

Other Agent(s): Matthews Construction Co. (builder of)

Materials: Brownstone; Stucco

Style: Northern Italian Gothic