Alumni Hall (Alfred, New York)

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Alumni Hall
Alumni Hall, May 2004
Alumni Hall (Alfred, New York) is located in New York
Alumni Hall (Alfred, New York)
Location Alfred University, Alfred, New York
Coordinates 42°15′11″N 77°47′16″W / 42.25306°N 77.78778°W / 42.25306; -77.78778Coordinates: 42°15′11″N 77°47′16″W / 42.25306°N 77.78778°W / 42.25306; -77.78778
Area less than one acre
Built 1851
Architect Stillman, Maxwell, Jr.
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 85002389[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1985

Alumni Hall, also known as Chapel Hall, is a historic multipurpose building located on the campus of Alfred University at Alfred in Allegany County, New York. It is a large frame structure built in 1851-1852 with what has been described as Alfred's most important Greek Revival features.[2] The three-story, 52-foot-wide (16 m) by 102-foot-long (31 m) rectangular structure has a red terra cotta roof. Designed and built by Maxson Stillman, it features a one of a kind 12 foot pine weathervane in the shape of a quill pen.[2] It was the fourth structure built for the Alfred Academy and housed a chapel, auditorium and lecture, recitation, library and lyceum rooms for college and community use.[3] It is now used primarily to house the Admissions Department.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Rasmussen, Thomas (2001). Walking the Village of Alfred. Alfred Historical Society. p. 7. 
  3. ^ Nancy Todd (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Alumni Hall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying two photos". 

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