Comstock Hall (Ithaca, New York)

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Comstock Hall
Comstock Hall (Ithaca, New York) is located in New York
Comstock Hall (Ithaca, New York)
Location Ithaca, New York
Coordinates 42°26′58.3″N 76°28′45.45″W / 42.449528°N 76.4792917°W / 42.449528; -76.4792917Coordinates: 42°26′58.3″N 76°28′45.45″W / 42.449528°N 76.4792917°W / 42.449528; -76.4792917
Area 60,100 sq ft
Built 1911
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body State
MPS New York State College of Agriculture TR
NRHP Reference # 84003122[1]
Added to NRHP September 24, 1984

Comstock Hall is a building of Cornell University. It was built in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1] It was designed by Green & Wicks.

The "old" Comstock Hall was built by New York State for the Entomology Department, but in the 1980s, it was sold to Cornell so that mainframe computers could be relocated from Langmuir Laboratory. As a result, a new, state-funded Entomology Department building was named Comstock Hall in 1985, and the historic building has been renamed the Computing and Communications Center. The building was named in honor of John Henry Comstock.

Comstock Hall appears in popular culture with its mention in NBC's The Office. In a conversation between Dwight and Andy, "hangin' out" at Comstock Hall is mentioned. This comment, however, does not make much sense, as Comstock Hall is not typically thought of as a building where students at Cornell socialize in their spare time.

The new Comstock Hall


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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