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Divinity Hall

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1825, Solomon Willard and Thomas W. Sumner. 12 Divinity Ave.
  • Divinity Hall

Divinity Hall, designed by Solomon Willard and immediately reworked by Thomas W. Sumner, was constructed during the term of President John Kirkland, who oversaw the establishment of both the Divinity School and the Law School. The first significant building to be located beyond Harvard Yard, Divinity Hall represents a transitional design, with the tautness of red brick Federal architecture and with a central pediment and Doric entrance porticos of the Greek Revival.

Writing Credits

Maureen Meister


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Maureen Meister, "Divinity Hall", [Cambridge, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 330-330.

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