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Goodhue Hall

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1962, Minoru Yamasaki. Three Oaks Dr.
  • (Photograph by Lawrence Sommer)

Goodhue Hall is sometimes referred to as the most refined of architect Minoru Yamasaki’s five Carleton College buildings. It was built in 1962 for a cost of $1.49 million. Originally a men’s residence hall and now a co-ed dormitory, the building’s most notable feature is the dining hall (now a lounge) that was treated as a separate glass pavilion overlooking a small campus lake. Yamasaki’s trademark concrete grillwork is a primary feature of the dining hall. The residence hall itself is a simple brick, four-story, rectangular building attached to the southeast of the square dining hall.


Headley, Leal A., and Jarchow, Merrill E. Carleton: The First Century.Northfield: Carleton College, 1966.

Hoekstra, Joel. “The Builder”. Carleton College Voice(Winter 2015): 11-19.

Writing Credits

Lawrence Sommer
Frank Edgerton Martin
Victoria M. Young



  • 1962


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Lawrence Sommer, "Goodhue Hall", [Northfield, Minnesota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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