Campus Buildings (South Hill)

Ithaca College Buildings, 1959–

Building name
Year of construction
Date of groundbreaking
Date of dedication
Building purpose
Other name
Historical notes

Alumni Hall

Year of construction: 1990
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: June 2, 1990
Building purpose: Administration
Other name:
Historical notes: Attached to 19th century farmhouse.

Bogart Hall

Year of construction: 1962-1963
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1963

Boothroyd Hall

Year of construction:
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: First year student dormitory sometimes.

Center for Health Sciences

Year of construction: 1997-1999
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 9-1999
Building purpose: Health education -- PT, OT
Other name:
Historical notes: Attached to Smiddy Hall.

Center for Natural Sciences

Year of construction: 1992
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 9-18-1993
Building purpose: Science instruction
Other name: New Science Building (1992-1999)
Historical notes: in use: jan. 1993.

Central Services Building

Year of construction:
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Warehouse
Other name:
Historical notes:

Cerrache Athletic Center

Year of construction: 10-10-1978 -
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 9-15-1979
Building purpose: Athletics
Other name: Anthony Cerrache Athletic Center
Historical notes: "Designed by the architectural firm of Zausmen Frisch Associates of Syracuse …" (press release 9-17-1979)

Clarke Hall

Year of construction: 1962-1963
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1963

Davidson Boathouse

Year of construction: July 1973-1974
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: April 20, 1974
Building purpose: Boathouse
Other name: Haskell Davidson Boathouse
Historical notes:

Dillingham Center for the Performing Arts

Year of construction: 1968-9
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 4-12-1969 as PAB, 10-28-1973 as DCPA
Building purpose: Performance, classrooms
Other name: Performing Arts Building, 1969-1973
Historical notes: Harcourt: construction summer 1966-1968. First play, 1-1969.

East Tower

Year of construction: 1964-65
Date of groundbreaking: 05-12-1964
Date of dedication: In use 9-1965
Building purpose: Residence hall, administration
Other name:
Historical notes:

Eastman Hall

Year of construction: 1962-1963
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1963.

Egbert Hall

Year of construction: 1960-61
Date of groundbreaking: Cornerstone, 10-22-1960
Date of dedication: 6-5-1965, rededicated 10-2-1987
Building purpose: Student center
Other name: Egbert Union, College Union, Campus Center
Historical notes: Opened for use September 1961. Extensively renovated 1986-1987.

Emerson Hall

Year of construction: 1988-1989
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: Named 6-1993
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name: William V. Emerson Hall, New Hall
Historical notes: In use, Fall 1989

Fitness Center

Year of construction: 1998-1999
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 9-1999
Building purpose: Exercise facility for campus community
Other name:
Historical notes:

Ford Hall

Year of construction: 1963-1964
Date of groundbreaking: 6-1-1963
Date of dedication: 6-4-1965
Building purpose: Music education
Other name:
Historical notes: Named for Walter Burton Ford. In use as of Fall 1964. Funded primarily by NY Dormitory Authority. Absorbed into Whalen Center for Music, 1999. Ford Hall refers to auditorium only.

Ford Observatory

Year of construction: 1998
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose:
Other name: Clinton B. Ford Observatory
Historical notes: Named during Board meeting, 10-1998.

Friends Hall

Year of construction: 1962 (summer and fall)
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: In use, January 1963.
Building purpose: Classrooms
Other name:
Historical notes: Built with funds from the Friends of Ithaca College. Substantially expanded, twice remodeled (Harcourt, 89). 1964-1965 and 1975.

Gannett Center

Year of construction: 1975-76
Date of groundbreaking: 10-16-75 (roof raising ceremony)
Date of dedication: 4-30-1977
Building purpose: Learning Resources Center incl. library
Other name: Caroline Werner Gannett Learning Resources Center. Formerly Library.
Historical notes: This building is the addition to and includes the former library building. The first three floors were constructed in 1964-5. In use, August 1976. Fifth floor finished 1980. Renovated 2nd floor and exterior, 1998, renovated 3-5, 2001.

Garden Apartments

Year of construction:
Date of groundbreaking: December 1969
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use Spring 1971.

Hammond Student Health Center

Year of construction: 1962-63
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 11-9-1963, rededicated as JDH, 9-25-1982
Building purpose: Health center
Other name: Health Center (1963-1982); J. David Hammond Center for Student Health Services
Historical notes: Harcourt indicates that naming was 5-16-1982.

Hill Physical Education Center

Year of construction: 1963-64
Date of groundbreaking: 06-01-1963
Date of dedication: 12-05-1964
Building purpose: Athletics, Physical Education
Other name: Laurence S. Hill Physical Education Center
Historical notes: Named 2-7-1968. Funded primarily by New York Dormitory Authority. Laurence Hill was Dean of PE 1919-1957. In use October 1964.

Hilliard Hall

Year of construction: 1960-1961
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1961.

Holmes Hall

Year of construction: 1960-1961
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1961.

Hood Hall

Year of construction: 1960-1961
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1961.

Whalen Center for Music

Year of construction: 1997-1999
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 10-1999
Building purpose: Music
Other name: Ford Hall; James J. Whalen Center for Music
Historical notes: Includes the previous Ford Hall.

Job Hall

Year of construction: 1964-1965
Date of groundbreaking: 09-08-1964
Date of dedication: 10-23-1965
Building purpose: Administration
Other name:
Historical notes: In use: 12-1965. Named for former President, Leonard B. Job.

Landon Hall

Year of construction: 1962-1963
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Dormitory
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1963

Library

Year of construction: 1964-65
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Library
Other name: Later name: Gannett Center
Historical notes: Use this name for 1965-76 only.

Lyon Hall

Year of construction: 1962-1963
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1963

Muller Chapel

Year of construction: 1975-76 (June 1975-)
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 5-14-76
Building purpose: Chapel
Other name: Florence S. and Herman E. Muller Memorial Chapel
Historical notes:

Muller Faculty Center

Year of construction: 1964-65
Date of groundbreaking: 9/8/1964
Date of dedication: 5-17-1969
Building purpose: Faculty offices
Other name: Herman E. Muller Faculty Center
Historical notes: Named 1969. In use Fall 1965.

Park Hall

Year of construction: 1988-89
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Houses Park School of Communications
Other name: Roy H. Park Hall
Historical notes:

Phillips Hall

Year of construction: 1986-87
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 10-2-1987
Building purpose: Student Center
Other name: Part of Campus Center complex
Historical notes:

Physical Plant Maintenance Building

Year of construction: Summer 1972 - ?
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose:
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 1972-1973 (Harcourt)

Rowland Hall

Year of construction: 1960-1961
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use, 9-1961.

Safety and Security Building

Year of construction: 1972
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose:
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 1972-73.

Smiddy Hall

Year of construction: 1981-82
Date of groundbreaking: 5-16-1981
Date of dedication: May 1986
Building purpose: Classrooms, offices
Other name: Harold F. and Lois M. Smiddy Hall. Previously New Hall.
Historical notes: Formally opened: 10-1-1982, completed 9-1982

Tallcott Hall

Year of construction: 1960-1961
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use 9-1961

Terrace Dining Hall

Year of construction: 1965-1966
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Dining Hall
Other name:
Historical notes: In use fall 1966

Terraces Residence Halls

Year of construction: 1965-1966
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: in use beginning fall 1966
Building purpose: Residence hall
Other name:
Historical notes: Renovated 1992-94. Windows replaced with smaller ones, mechanicals updated.

Textor Lecture Halls

Year of construction: 1967
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: 5-17-1969
Building purpose: Classrooms
Other name: George C. Textor Lecture Halls.
Historical notes: Textor was chairperson of the Board, 1965-68; Board member from 1953-1968 (deceased 1968). The sculpture “Disc” is located on the plaza roof of Textor and done by Jack Squier. Harcourt says construction was 9/1964-9/1965.

Towers Dining Hall

Year of construction: 1964-65
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication: In use 9-1965
Building purpose: Dining Hall
Other name:
Historical notes:

Union Dining Hall

Year of construction:
Date of groundbreaking:
Date of dedication:
Building purpose: Dining Hall
Other name: Egbert Dining Hall, Campus Center DH
Historical notes:

West Tower

Year of construction: 1964-65
Date of groundbreaking: 05-12-1964
Date of dedication: In use 9-1965
Building purpose: Residence hall, administration
Other name:
Historical notes:

Williams Hall

Year of construction: 1963-64
Date of groundbreaking: 5-4-1963
Date of dedication: 10-17-1964
Building purpose: Science instruction.
Other name: Science Hall until 2-1989.
Historical notes: Extensive renovations 1993-94. Initial construction funded primarily by NY Dormitory Authority.

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