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Day and Klauder's Campus

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1920s, with many additions
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

During the 1920s, the college leadership heard the siren's song of American colonial and commissioned Philadelphians Day and Klauder to rebrand the college. They proposed reorienting the campus on a new axis and quadrangle to the north. Two handsome brick Georgian Revival dormitories, Dietz and Santee—miniatures of the firm's work at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Delaware—were intended to frame an axis linking the old campus to the new quadrangle. The cross axis was undermined by Minoru Yamasaki's prosaic Steinman College Center (1973–1976), which respected the quadrangle plane of Klauder's dormitory at the expense of the more important axial line.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Day and Klauder's Campus", [Lancaster, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 320-321.

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