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Campus Heritage Grants Awarded - 2003

Barnard College, New York, New York
$220,000

Barnard College was established in the Morningside Heights area of New York City in 1889 as an independent liberal arts college for women. Designed by Charles Rich, the core buildings at Barnard still house many original interiors, including the library, which features a Tiffany-glass fireplace mantel. The grant will be used to create a preservation master plan to guide the future preservation and restoration of the four earliest buildings—Milbank, Barnard, Brooks, and Hewitt Halls.

  Barnard College
 

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
$170,000

The Brown University campus comprises 235 buildings, some 70 of which are considered architecturally and historically significant. They offer in microcosm a history of East Coast American architecture, stretching from the late eighteenth–century Greek Revival to the present day, with works by such eminent architects as McKim, Mead, and White; Philip Johnson; and Rafael Viñoly. Funding will support the expansion of the historic preservation component of the campus master plan and the preparation of applications for the National Register of Historic Places.

  Brown University
 

Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$115,000

Founded in 1869 as one of the first liberal arts colleges for women, Chatham College occupies a 32–acre campus comprised primarily of historic estates built by some of Pittsburgh's wealthiest industrialists. Chatham has a longstanding commitment to its landscape, which was certified by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta as Chatham Arboretum in 1997. Funding will allow the college to undertake a comprehensive preservation plan for the campus.

  Chatham College
 

Cranbrook Educational Community,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

$170,000

A National Historic Landmark, Cranbrook is a cultural complex founded in the early twentieth century by the newspaper magnate George Gough Booth and his wife, Ellen Warren Scripps Booth. The stellar list of architects commissioned to build there includes Eliel Saarinen, Albert Kahn, Bertram Goodhue, and, more recently, Steven Holl and Raphael Moneo. The buildings are set in important cultural landscapes, with formal gardens, natural woods, lakes, and waterways. Funding will enable Cranbrook to create a preservation plan for its historic landscape.

  Cranbrook Educational Community
 

Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana
$100,000

A historically black private college chartered in 1930, Dillard University occupies a unified, axially designed campus in the Beaux Arts tradition. The ten white brick buildings that comprise the historic campus surround a large open quadrangle delineated by two long rows of live oak trees, the Avenue of the Oaks. A grant will allow the university to assemble detailed documentation on their historic buildings and landscape, which will serve as the basis for future rehabilitation projects.

  Dillard University
 

Ohio State University, Columbus
$200,000

The building stock at Ohio State University incorporates a broad mix of building types in a wide range of styles, from red brick Queen Anne and English Collegiate Gothic, dating back to the late nineteenth century, to Peter Eisenman's Wexner Center, completed in 1989. In spite of the broad diversity, the overall integrity of the campus is ordered by two strong axial elements, the central Oval and the Ohio Stadium. Funding will enable the university to carry out a comprehensive survey of the historic buildings sited around the Oval.

  Ohio State University
 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
$150,000

Established in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest engineering school in the United States. The campus buildings failed to match the preeminence of the institution during the 1800s. When the institute relocated after two fires destroyed the existing campus in 1904, a frenzy of fundraising and building followed. Grant aid will support an historic structures report for the collection of stately buildings, largely developed between 1906 and 1935, which form the core of the campus.

  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 

Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, Alaska
$100,000

Sheldon Jackson College, founded as a Presbyterian missionary school in 1878, is the oldest educational institution currently operating in Alaska. The historic core of the campus consists of a Jeffersonian "academic village," with a series of Craftsman style vernacular buildings arranged symmetrically around an open quadrangle. The campus was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2001, with 17 buildings included as part of the listing. Grant funds will permit the college to develop preservation strategies for the campus.

  Sheldon Jackson College
 

Tougaloo College, Mississippi
$75,000

Originating in 1869 on the grounds of the former Boddie plantation, Tougaloo College is a historically black college located about ten miles north of Jackson, Mississippi. The Tougaloo College Historic District was established in 1998 and includes the campus landscape and ten contributing buildings (of these, the original plantation house, known as Tougaloo Mansion, had been previously listed on the National Register). A grant will support historic research, building and landscape analysis, and the execution of measured drawings for three of the oldest buildings on the campus.

  Tougaloo College
 

University of Florida, Gainesville
$150,000

The University of Florida, Gainesville, opened in 1906 with two unfinished buildings and 102 students. Today, the university has an enrollment of 70,000 students occupying 900 buildings on 2,000 acres. The 70–acre historic core built in the Collegiate Gothic style was designated as the University of Florida National Historic District in 1989, encompassing 22 buildings. Grant funds will allow the university to develop comprehensive preservation guidelines and to train facilities staff in the maintenance of historic buildings and landscapes.

  University of Florida, Gainesville
 

University of Minnesota, Morris
$180,000

The University of Minnesota, Morris, is a small, highly selective liberal arts college that dates from the late nineteenth century, when it was a Native American boarding school operated by the Sisters of Mercy. The site subsequently became the West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station, and is today the best-preserved remnant of the University of Minnesota's system of regional agricultural boarding high schools. Funding will allow the university to create a preservation plan for its 42–acre historic district.

  University of Minnesota
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
$170,000

The University of Virginia is the only campus in the United States to have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The commanding centerpiece of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village is just part of a campus that covers over 1,000 acres and includes 578 buildings. Although the university initiated a program to preserve the Academical Village in 1983, it has still to evaluate the entire campus, including the significant Beaux Arts buildings by Stanford White. Funding will enable the university to generate a preservation plan for the entire campus.

  University of Virginia
 

University of Wisconsin—Madison
$170,000

The 900 acres of the University of Wisconsin—Madison campus include some 250 acres of natural areas. Scattered across the campus are ancient earthworks built by Native American societies, a wetland restoration area, botanical gardens, and the John Muir Park, named for the former University of Wisconsin— Madison student. These historic landscapes play an important role in the university's history and its sense of place. Funding will allow the university to prepare a cultural landscape master plan to guide the preservation of these important resources.

  University of Wisconsin
 

University System of Georgia, Atlanta
$180,000

In 1784 Georgia became the first state in the South to charter a state–supported university. Two centuries later, the University System of Georgia comprises 34 colleges, and universities, and owns approximately 40 percent of all the historic buildings under state ownership in Georgia. To guide the process of campus planning at all its institutions, the USG has developed an exemplary master planning template. With grant aid, a historic preservation component will now be added to this template, which will first be implemented at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

  University of Georgia
 

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