Brown Hall Renovation (Completed 2010)
Brown Hall was designed in 1890 by John Lyman Faxon and has served as an upperclass dormitory for many years. This project will create a new building portal (archway) in the south façade of the structure allowing a new point of access and egress from Brown’s interior courtyard out towards the walkway near Cuyler Hall to the south. Granite stairs will connect the higher elevation of the interior courtyard with the lower exterior walkway by Cuyler. The new archway will replicate the existing classical revival style of the existing north portal. In addition, the central courtyard will receive new landscaping. Bathroom replacements, a new student laundry facility and trash chutes will also be completed. Building system upgrades include a new fire alarm system, heating system steam controls and emergency lighting enhancements.
- Steam controls will result in reduced energy use through greater adjustability of system.
- New bathroom fixtures will have low-flow faucets to reduce water consumption.
Photo was taken Sept 12, 2014. (Not a live view.) Please see the photo gallery for past progress frames. Click on the update to see a larger image.
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