Bartlett Hall

by The Dartmouth | 1/22/15 5:06pm

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Source: Natalie Cantave

Year Built: 1890

Situated on a hill overlooking East Wheelock street, Bartlett Hall was originally not a classroom building, but a Young Men’s Christian Association building, or YMCA building. The romanesque architecture and brick composition are reflections of the YMCA’s attempt to make their clubhouses more appealing to gain Christian converts. If you’re still not convinced of this building’s former Christian ties, just pay a visit to the ground-floor bathroom, where a stained glass window of John the Baptist will watch over you as you go about your business.