Betsy Barbour House

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Coordinates: 42°16′34.44″N 83°44′27.93″W / 42.2762333°N 83.7410917°W / 42.2762333; -83.7410917

Betsy Barbour House, view from Maynard St.

Betsy Barbour House (Barbour) is a residence hall operated by University of Michigan Housing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Hall Profile[edit]

Helen Newberry House, view from Maynard St.

Barbour houses approximately 120 occupants, 70% of which are freshmen. The residence is one of three all-female residence halls on campus. The hall contains a laundry room, two lounges, front desk, and multiple kitchenettes. It shares resources with its next-door sister hall Helen Newberry House, which contains the exercise/dance room, kitchen, and computing site.

Location[edit]

Located just across the street from Angell Hall, Barbour is one of the closest residence halls to UM's central campus. The street address is 420 South State Street.

History[edit]

Barbour was built in 1920, as a gift from Levi Barbour, a former UM Regent. One of his sponsored students from Japan, Kikuchi Matsu, had died of tuberculosis as a result of inadequate living conditions at UM, and this prompted his decision to help construct new housing.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tano Jodai and Her Graduate Education Abroad : The Significance of Studying Abroad for Japanese Women's Higher Education in the 1910s and 1920s by Shimada Noriko、Japan Women's University , "日本女子大学紀要. 文学部" 56, 86-71, 2007-03-20
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2007-01-12.  UM Residence Hall Overviews. Accessed Jan 12, 2007.dead link