Hall of Languages, Syracuse University

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Hall of Languages, Syracuse University
Hall of Languages in Snowstorm, Syracuse University.JPG
Hall of Languages, Syracuse University is located in New York
Hall of Languages, Syracuse University
Location Syracuse, New York
Coordinates 43°2′19″N 76°8′4″W / 43.03861°N 76.13444°W / 43.03861; -76.13444Coordinates: 43°2′19″N 76°8′4″W / 43.03861°N 76.13444°W / 43.03861; -76.13444
Built 1871
Architect Horatio Nelson White
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001236[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1973

The Hall of Languages is a Syracuse University building designed by Horatio Nelson White in the Second Empire architectural style, and built in 1871-73. It is made of Onondaga limestone and features three large towers or cupolas. It was the first building constructed on the Syracuse University campus and the building originally housed the entire university.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

The interior was completely rebuilt in 1978-79.

The iconic building has been prominently displayed as a representation of the University in many forums. Most recently starting in 2010 the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team started wearing NIKE jerseys that feature an aerographic of the Hall of Languages.[3]


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  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Cornelia E. Brooke and Harley J. McKee (August 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hall of Languages". Retrieved 2009-01-05.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1973
  3. ^ Ryan, Jeremy. "Orange unveil redesigned uniforms vs. UConn". CNY. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 

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