College Hall (University of Pennsylvania)
College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
|Location||Bounded by Walnut, Spruce, 34th, and 36th Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.5 acres (0.20 ha)|
|Architect||Thomas W. Richards|
|Architectural style||Victorian Gothic|
|Governing body||University of Pennsylvania|
|NRHP Reference #||78002444|
|Added to NRHP||February 14, 1978|
College Hall is the oldest building on the West Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to its construction, the university was located on Ninth Street in Center City, Philadelphia. The building was designed by Thomas Webb Richards and completed in 1873. The characteristic green color of the building is due to its composition of green serpentine stone.
College Hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places February 14, 1978. It is also a contributing property of the University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District.
The building currently houses the undergraduate admissions office, the university president's offices, the Department of History, and classrooms. College Hall is also home to the Philomathean Society, a student organization founded in 1813.
Statue of Benjamin Franklin in front of College Hall.