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Crouse College ~ Syracuse University ~ Syracuse NY

Crouse College ~ Syracuse University ~ Syracuse NY

Crouse College, also known as Crouse Memorial College and historically as John Crouse Memorial College for Women, is a building on the Syracuse University campus. It was funded by John R. Crouse, an "enormously wealthy Syracuse banker". The architect, Archimedes Russell, was charged with coming up with a spectacular building, and used the Romanesque revival—Richardsonian Romanesque style.
The first cornerstone for the new college was laid in June 1888, and the building was completed in September 1889. The building cost almost half a million dollars and was a gift from local merchant and banker, John Crouse, and his son, D. Edgar Crouse. The elder Crouse was a trustee of the university and built the college as a memorial to his wife. The architect, Archimedes Russell, exceeded the original budget.[citation needed]
The building was intended for use as a women's college and was originally named the John Crouse Memorial College for Women; however, John Crouse died during its construction and his son opened the institution for use by both men and women.
Built:
1881
Architect:
Archimedes Russell
Architectural style:
Romanesque revival—Richardsonian Romanesque
& Other.
NRHP Reference#:
74001285
237

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Photo prise @ Syracuse le 1 janvier 2009 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 62 Million - Thank You / Flickr)

Voir aussi :
 crouse, college, for, women, syracuse, university, ny, new, york, onasill, onondaga, county, city, campus, architecture, romanesque, richardsonian, architect, archimedes, russell
 

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