The principal buildings of the 110-acre Cornell College campus are situated in a commanding position on a hill overlooking the whole town. Both the oldest and the newest buildings are set well back from West First Street, so that one's impression is of a park within which a few buildings have seemingly been scattered. The most important structures are discussed in the next four entries. However, other buildings on the campus should be noted. These are the President's House, the former William Hamilton house (1850); College Hall (1857); and Old Seminary (1853). They are Italianate in feeling. More difficult to pin down is South Hall (1873).
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