This residential quadrangle was named for Caroline Hazard, president of the college during its erection. Its location on Route 135 reflects her desire to open the campus to the outside world. Schweinfurth won the competition for the commission by closely following a layout proposed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The Elizabethan style, then fashionable in collegiate work, was requested by the donor, championed by the president, and dictated by the terms of the competition. The four L-shaped plans originally housed servants' quarters in the short wings. The interiors were originally decorated and furnished in the spirit of the Boston Arts and Crafts ideal (since removed).
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