Dartmouth Hall

by The Dartmouth | 1/22/15 4:02pm

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Source: Abiah Pritchard

Years Built: 1784-1791 (rebuilt in 1904 and 1935)

Dartmouth Hall was originally built in 1784. At that time, the building was the library, museum, dormitory and classroom of the College. It caught fire in 1904, but was rebuilt with much effort by the administration and alumni. Unfortunately, the building caught fire again in 1935, and was again rebuilt as the building’s exterior remained unharmed. On either side of the iconic 1784 written on the center gable are two smaller copper gables with the years 1904 and 1935 inscribed in them, commemorating the two times the Hall was rebuilt.