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Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
$150,000

Opened in 1853 under the leadership of noted education reformer Horace Mann, Antioch College has a remarkable collection of historic resources including the 1000-acre Glen Helen Nature Reserve (declared a National Natural Landmark in 1965), a neolithic burial site, and buildings designed by such eminent architects as Eero Saarinen and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Getty funds will support the inventory and conditions survey of the campus, leading to the development of conservation plans for the landscape and key historic buildings.

  Antioch University
 

Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina
$90,000

Bennett College, a historically black private women's college founded in 1873, underwent two periods of growth in the 1920s and 1930s, resulting in a collection of handsome, Georgian Revival-style buildings sited around a rectangular quadrangle with double rows of oak and magnolia trees lining its east and west sides. Funding will help the college to develop a preservation plan for its 25-acre historic core, designated a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, in order to identify an overall preservation strategy and serve as the basis for all future conservation work.

  Bennett College
 

Bronx Community College, New York
$228,000

The historic campus of Bronx Community College is one of the triumphs of late 19th-century American architecture. Designed by the firm McKim, Mead and White, under the direction of Stanford White, the complex includes Gould Memorial Library, modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Clad with a distinctive yellow Roman brick trimmed with limestone and terra cotta and boasting elaborate interior spaces, these buildings have faced ongoing deterioration from water infiltration, failure of materials, and highway and industrial pollution. Grant support will assist in the creation of a conservation master plan, which will serve as a road map for all future conservation work on the buildings.

  Bronx Community College
 

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
$150,000

Founded in 1846, Bucknell University overlooks the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains. Thomas U. Walter, who also designed the wings and dome of the Capital Building in Washington, D.C., designed Bucknell's first two buildings, and Jens Larson produced the first campus master plan in the 1920s after the university had acquired 170 acres of land for expansion. Funding will aid Bucknell in developing a comprehensive preservation plan for its core campus focusing on the Men's College Quadrangle, eleven of its oldest buildings, and details of Larson's master plan.

  Bucknell University
 

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
$150,000

Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary played a unique role in educating many of the leaders of early America, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. The campus includes the nation's oldest collegiate building, the Sir Christopher Wren Building, reputedly designed by Wren himself and completed in 1700. In the 1920s the college undertook a major expansion campaign leading to the eventual construction of a Colonial Revival section of the campus to the west. Funding will support historical research and conditions assessment of these Colonial Revival buildings, leading to the creation of detailed preservation plans and laying the groundwork for future nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

  College of William and Mary
 

Columbia College Chicago, Illinois
$150,000

Founded in 1890, Columbia College Chicago has become one of the largest coeducational arts and communications colleges in the country. Built between 1886 and 1930, Columbia's eclectic group of nine buildings was designed by renowned architects such as William Le Baron Jenney and the firm of Holabird and Root, who helped make Chicago an epicenter of modern architecture. Grant funds will support the historic research and comprehensive evaluation of each building, leading to the development of preservation recommendations and determination of the buildings' eligibility for local and national historic designation.

  Columbia College Chicago
 

Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
$130,000

Founded in 1842 as the first chartered women's college in Virginia, Hollins is a small private liberal arts university with an enrollment of about 800 students. The campus's historic Front Quadrangle, whose first building dates to 1856, traces the evolution of American collegiate architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Planning funds will help to create standards and treatment guidelines, expand nomination listings for the National Register, and develop case studies for the sympathetic upgrading of six historic structures.

  Hollins University
 

Lake Forest College, Illinois
$150,000

Located some 30 miles north of Chicago on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan, Lake Forest College was designed to take scenic advantage of the site's unique features. The 107-acre campus still preserves much of its original spacious landscape design of rolling oak savanna, and the North and Middle campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Funding will help Lake Forest to develop a comprehensive preservation plan to complement a recently completed campus master plan, which will guide it in making informed decisions about its historic buildings and landscapes.

  Lake Forest College
 

Mars Hill College, North Carolina
$125,000

Mars Hill College, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, was founded as a Baptist-affiliated coeducational institute in 1865. Its 94-acre campus includes eight buildings dating from 1892-1935, with several distinctive native fieldstone structures. To mark the school's Sesquicentennial, campus leaders plan to nominate the significant historic core of the campus to the National Register of Historic Places. Grant funds will support the preparation of the nominations, as well as a comprehensive preservation plan that will guide future work on the historic quadrangle.

  Mars Hill College
 

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska
$45,000

Occupying the historic site of Fort Omaha, Metropolitan Community College was given the 70-acre property by the U.S. military in 1975. The campus comprises about 30 buildings dating between 1878 and 1959 and is home to 26,000 students. The former parade ground, together with eight neighboring buildings, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To complement its campus master plan, the college will develop a historic preservation plan that establishes guidelines to protect the integrity of the most important buildings on its campus.

  Metropolitan Community College
 

Middlebury College, Vermont
$150,000

Middlebury College, founded in 1800, is the oldest college in Vermont and comprises 173 structures on two campuses. The most venerable group is the Old Stone Row of 1811, based on Yale's Old Brick Row but reflecting the style of local mill buildings. Other campus buildings reflect successive phases of campus architecture in the United States, including Beaux-Arts, Classical, City Beautiful, and Georgian. Funding will support the creation of a comprehensive preservation plan to document the historical character of the campus, analysis of individual buildings and landscape features, and development of recommendations for future use.

  Middlebury College
 

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
$90,000

Morehouse College traces its beginnings to 1867, when the Augusta Institute was established in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church. In 1888, the College relocated to its present site, part of the Atlanta University Center. The original 14-acre campus, now a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed in the Beaux-Arts tradition with six historic buildings surrounding the college green. Getty support will allow Morehouse to conduct archival research to document their historic resources, examine overall conditions, and develop treatment guidelines for their historic buildings.

  Morehouse College
 

Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minnesota
$150,000

Northwestern College is located on the site of a former preparatory seminary for boys and young men, known as Nazareth Hall. Built in the Lombardic Romanesque style of Northern Italy, Nazareth Hall was constructed to house most of the functions of the institution in one extremely large, multipart building. Northwestern College purchased the campus from the seminary in 1970, and thirty years later, the enrollment of the school has grown to over 2,600 students, with additional buildings constructed to accommodate the growing student population. The grant will allow the college to produce a comprehensive preservation plan for its historic buildings and landscapes to complement its campus master plan.

  Northwestern College
 

Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania
$120,000

Philadephia University was originally established as The Philadelphia Textile Institute in 1884 as a division of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts (now the Philadelphia Museum of Art). To meet the demand of a growing campus population over the last fifty years, the university has acquired 11 estates with 21 structures dating to the early 19th century. Funding will allow the university to study and document these historic resources, and to produce historic structures and historic landscape reports that will enable it to provide more effective stewardship and knowledgeable use of these estates.

  Philadelphia University
 

Reed College, Portland, Oregon
$140,000

Founded in 1909, Reed College is situated on the scenic former Crystal Springs dairy farm. The two original 1912 buildings are Collegiate Gothic, and subsequent building throughout the 1930s and 1940s continued in this style. Unique at Reed is the natural landscape, featuring over 1,000-planted trees of over 100 different species. Grant aid will allow Reed to survey all buildings constructed before 1967 and to study the evolution of the landscape in order to develop planning guidelines for the maintenance, restoration and use of campus assets.

  Reed College
 

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
$150,000

Designed by Charles Klauder in the 1920s, the Collegiate Gothic architecture at Rhodes College was meant to convey the ennobling and uplifting spirit of a liberal arts education. Eight of the original campus buildings, made from Arkansas sandstone with limestone trim, are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Planning funds will support Rhodes in its efforts to expand the number of buildings on the National Register to include the historic district planned by Klauder, and to study the adaptive reuse of several key campus buildings.

  Rhodes College
 

University of Arizona, Tucson
$150,000

The University of Arizona was citizen-founded in 1885 as a state land grant institution, and the original West Campus is now a National Register Historic District. The extensive grounds and original vegetation included in the district were recognized as an Arboretum in 2002 by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. Grant funds will permit the university to prepare a preservation master plan that will survey the historic character of the district, including its archaeological resources, summarize past and current preservation efforts, and provide a means to prioritize conservation activities.

  University of Arizona
 

University of California, Santa Cruz
$100,000

UC Santa Cruz, though known for its modern residential colleges, also encompasses Cowell Ranch with historic buildings and structures related to its days as a limestone processing center dating back to 1851. In addition to historic Cowell Ranch, the campus is situated in a region with evidence of prehistoric Native American settlements, including eight to ten Ohlone sites. Grant funds will allow UC Santa Cruz to survey these important historic resources for incorporation into a long-range development plan, which will guide campus growth to the year 2020. The University will also prepare the nomination of the Cowell Ranch District for state and federal registers.

  University of California, Santa Cruz
 

University of Maine, Orono
$175,000

The University of Maine campus was founded in 1865 with funding from the federal Morrill Land Grant College Act. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted produced a plan for the campus along the Stillwater River and the ten buildings of the National Register District comprise this late-19th century campus core. The buildings vary from vernacular domestic structures to substantial Romanesque, Italianate and Neoclassical academic buildings. In 1932, Olmsteds successor firm, Olmsted Brothers, developed a plan centered on a new, park-like campus mall, from which the campus continued to grow into the 1950s. Funding will help the university to create a historic preservation master plan to assure proper stewardship and use of its historic buildings.

  University of Maine, Orono
 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
$120,000

The architects of the University of New Mexico developed the Spanish Pueblo Revival style, which came to dominate the architecture of the Southwest after World War I. Today the charming and picturesque early buildings of UNM that form the historic core of the campus are part of a crowded 600-acre urban campus in the center of Albuquerque. This grant will allow the UNM administration to survey cultural resources on the campus and adjacent community in preparation for nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and to develop a long-term preservation and revitalization plan for the campus.

  University of New Mexico
 

University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$150,000

The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story Gothic Revival building, is one of the best-known landmarks in Pittsburgh. The Cathedral, however, is just one part of a remarkable ensemble of buildings at the center of the campus built by Charles Klauder from 1924-1938, which also includes the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Heinz Memorial Chapel. In recent years the university has acquired seven additional historic buildings surrounding the Cathedral complex, including the Hotel Schenley and the Masonic Temple. Grant funds will be used to assess the exterior and interior conditions of these historic structures, develop a comprehensive preservation manual for its facilities division, and produce cost estimates for recommended conservation work.

  University of Pittsburgh
 

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha
$75,000

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) was founded as an industrial institute for girls in 1908 and evolved into the Oklahoma College for Women four years later. The college was influential in helping define the scope and direction for public education for women in this country. In 1965, the site became USAO, Oklahoma's only publicly-supported liberal arts college. The historical significance of the Oklahoma College for Women led to its listing as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Planning funds will help the USAO to conduct archival research and undertake an assessment survey of the buildings and landscapes in its historic district.

  University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
 

University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
$170,000

Founded atop the Cumberland Plateau in 1857, the University of the South (also known as Sewanee)represents one of the largest contiguous campuses in the United States. Situated on more than 10,000 acres, Sewanees historic sandstone buildings were built after the Civil War on a plan modeled on the colleges of Oxford University. In addition to its historic structures, the campus contains important archaeological sites from the earliest historic settlements on the Plateau. Grant funds will support the preparation of an inventory and assessment of these architectural and cultural resources for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and the development of a computer-based management system.

  University of the South
 

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
$150,000

The campus of Washington and Lee University has grown around the Classical Revival buildings begun in the 1820s and completed in the 1840s. An architecturally and spatially harmonious campus, it received the countrys highest listing as a National Historic Landmark District in 1971. The historic core of today's 250-acre campus is the 19th-century Colonnade, a group of Classical Revival brick buildings. With grant support, the university plans to research the cultural and architectural heritage of the campus, inventory and evaluate the buildings and landscape, and create a preservation master plan with policies, procedures, and training programs.

  Washington and Lee
 

Youngstown State University, Ohio
$100,000

Founded in 1908, Youngstown State University (YSU) grew considerably throughout the 1920s with the area's burgeoning steel industry. The University's first building was built in the Collegiate Gothic style and anchors the historic Wick Avenue Cultural District, which serves as the city's historic and cultural core. Grant funds will help YSU in its collaborative efforts with the local community to preserve the Wick Avenue Cultural District. The University will develop preservation plans for the buildings and gardens of the district, and will develop educational programs to raise awareness among students and the local community of Youngstown's historic assets.

  Youngstown State University
 

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