- College Hall (University of Pennsylvania)
College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Bounded by Walnut, Spruce, 34th, and 36th Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Coordinates: Area: 0.5 acres (0.20 ha) Built: 1872 Architect: Thomas W. Richards Architectural style: Victorian Gothic Governing body: University of Pennsylvania NRHP Reference#: 78002444 Added to NRHP: February 14, 1978
College Hall is the oldest building on the West Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to its construction, the university was located on Ninth Street in Center City, Philadelphia. The building was designed by Thomas Webb Richards and completed in 1873. The characteristic green color of the building is due to its composition of green serpentine stone.
The building currently houses the undergraduate admissions office, the university president's offices, and classrooms. College Hall is also home to the Philomathean Society, a student organization founded in 1813.
Statue of Benjamin Franklin in front of College Hall.
University of Pennsylvania SchoolsAnnenberg School for Communication · Graduate School of Education · School of Arts and Sciences · School of Dental Medicine · School of Design · School of Engineering and Applied Science · School of Law · Perelman School of Medicine · School of Nursing · School of Social Policy and Practice · School of Veterinary Medicine · Wharton School Programs PlacesUniversity City · College Hall · Fisher Fine Arts Library · Houston Hall · Irvine Auditorium · Kelly Writers House · Morris Arboretum · New Bolton Center · Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology · Van Pelt Library · Institute of Contemporary Art · Richards Medical Research Laboratories · Moore School of Electrical Engineering Athletics Media Life U.S. National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania Topics Lists by countyAdams • Allegheny • Armstrong • Beaver • Bedford • Berks • Blair • Bradford • Bucks • Butler • Cambria • Cameron • Carbon • Centre • Chester: (East | North | South) • Clarion • Clearfield • Clinton • Columbia • Crawford • Cumberland • Dauphin • Delaware • Elk • Erie • Fayette • Forest • Franklin • Fulton • Greene • Huntingdon • Indiana • Jefferson • Juniata • Lackawanna • Lancaster • Lawrence • Lebanon • Lehigh • Luzerne • Lycoming • McKean • Mercer • Mifflin • Monroe • Montgomery • Montour • Northampton • Northumberland • Perry • Philadelphia • Pike • Potter • Schuylkill • Snyder • Somerset • Sullivan • Susquehanna • Tioga • Union • Venango • Warren • Washington • Wayne • Westmoreland • Wyoming • York Lists by city Other listsCategory:National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania • Portal:National Register of Historic Places
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