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1792  Kirkland Cottage  Kirkland Cottage  moved to present place from near the cemetery in 1925  View Map
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59 
1794  Hamilton-Oneida Academy  1829     
1802  Boarding House  Backus House  designed by Isaac Williams, master carpenter   View Map
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56 
1804  Lee's Tavern  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center (C&D)  Isaac Williams; an enlargement of a house of 1799  View Map
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24 
1810  Saunders House  Saunders House  built by Isaac Williams; residence of Saunders family until Silvia Saunders' death in 1994; renovated for student residence in 1995  View Map
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82 
1812  Hall of Commons  Buttrick Hall  also called "The Banqueting Hall"; closed 1820  View Map
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60 
1813  President's House  Backus House  former Boarding House; moved 1850  View Map
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56 
1814  Hamilton Hall (old South College)  1906  remodeled in 1873 as Hungerford Hall   
1817  Root House  Root House; Grant House  Presidential house; 1893, purchased by Elihu Root; 1937, home of Edith Root Grant and Ulysses S. Grant III; 1978, purchased by College; renovated in 1980 for administrative quarters  View Map
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25 
1823  Kirkland Hall (Middle College)  Kirkland Residence Hall  built as twin of North College; remodeled as Soper Gymnasium in 1891  View Map
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50 
1823  North College  North Residence Hall  shell built; remained incomplete until 1842  View Map
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48 
1827  Chapel  Chapel  designed by John H. Lothrop of Utica (a College trustee) as a multi-purpose building; Philip Hooker of Albany designed the façade; many alterations over the years; most recent in 1949 by Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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51 
1842  Dexter Hall  North Residence Hall  North College building completed and renamed  View Map
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48 
1850  Root Homestead  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center (C&D)  former Lee's Tavern; also called "The Hemlocks," "the Upper Mathematical House"; "Pocket Gallery" added 1931  View Map
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24 
1850  Alumni House  Backus House  former President's House; faculty residence  View Map
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56 
1850  The Cabinet  Buttrick Hall  science building with museum; former Hall of Commons  View Map
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60 
1853  Gymnasium  1897  replaced 1891 by Soper Gymnasium; demolished to make room for Root Hall   
1855  Chemistry Laboratory  1904  replaced 1903; demolished to make room for Carnegie Hall   
1856  Litchfield Observatory  1918  base for telescope remains near Sigma Phi house   
1869  President's Residence  1972  built for S.G. Brown; became Delta Phi house   
1872  Perry Hiram Smith Library  Minor Theater  later Perry Hiram Smith Hall  View Map
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49 
1873  Hungerford Hall  1906  former Hamilton Hall; remodeled   
1882  Alpha Delta Phi House  Eells House  rebuilt in same spot 1928  View Map
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47 
1883  Knox Hall of Natural History  Buttrick Hall  former Cabinet; remodeled  View Map
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60 
1884  Skinner Hall  North Residence Hall  former Dexter Hall; renovated  View Map
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48 
1888  Silliman Hall  Couper Hall  Fuller & Wheeler of Albany, architects; built as College YMCA and union center; is such until 1929  View Map
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54 
1891  Soper Gymnasium  Kirkland Residence Hall  former Middle College; remodeled  View Map
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50 
1897  Benedict Hall of Languages  Benedict Hall  Frederick Hamilton Gouge, architect  View Map
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55 
1897  Root Hall of Science  Root Hall  designed by Carriere and Hastings; many renovations; reverts to classrooms after 1925  View Map
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62 
1900  Truax Hall of Philosophy  1970  F.H. Gouge; ionic columns now in cemetery   
1903  Chemistry Building  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  F.H. Gouge; enlarged 1930 by Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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64 
1903  Soper Hall of Commons  Commons Dining Hall  F.H. Gouge; addition in rear in 1959 by Adams & Woodbridge  View Map
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58 
1904  Carnegie Hall  Carnegie Residence Hall  "West College"; F.H. Gouge  View Map
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63 
1906  Chi Psi House  Spencer House  formerly Huntington Homestead; burned and rebuilt   
1907  New South College  South Residence Hall  F.H. Gouge; built on the same location as old South College  View Map
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52 
1910  Davenport House  President's House  built by Frederick Morgan Davenport (Prof. of Law 1904-1929)(architect, Arthur Jackson). Queen Anne style.   
1912  Delta Upsilon House  Ferguson House    View Map
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46 
1914  James Library, Ellen Curtiss James Library  Christian A. Johnson Hall  Coolidge & Carlson, architects  View Map
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61 
1917  Horowitch Career Center  Horowitch Career Center    View Map
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77 
1918  Sigma Phi House  Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid Offices)  Bagg & Newkirk; replaced chapter house which was previously burned; altered and enlarged in 1940's; purchased by the college c. 2005.  View Map
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44 
1921  Sage Hockey Rink  Sage Rink  Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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67 
1924  Knox Infirmary   Minor Theater  former Perry Hiram Smith Library; an infirmary  View Map
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49 
1925  Science Building  Science Center  Housed Biology and Geology in 1933.  View Map
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42 
1925  Wallace Johnson House  Wallace Johnson House  Residence of Wallace B. Johnson, class of 1915, Secretary of the College, until his death in 1968; student residence  View Map
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33 
1925  Theta Delta Chi House  Woollcott House    View Map
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45 
1926  Buttrick Hall  Buttrick Hall  former Knox Hall of Natural history; renovated to resemble original design; redecorated to reflect the taste of different HC presidents  View Map
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60 
1927  Delta Kappa Epsilon House  Wertimer House  fraternity house  View Map
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28 
1927  ELS House  Emerson Hall  former house for the Emerson Literary Society burned down in 1927; rebuilt as current structure  View Map
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17 
1930  North and South Courtyards  North and South Courtyards  renovated 1978   
1940  Alumni Gymnasium  Alumni Gymnasium  Bagg & Newkirk  View Map
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65 
1955  Delta Phi House  1972  former President's Residence   
1958  Root Art Center, Edward Wales Root Art Center  Anderson-Connell Alumni Center (C&D)  former Root Homestead  View Map
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24 
1958  Dunham Dormitory  Dunham Residence Hall  Adams & Woodbridge  View Map
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75 
1959  Griffin Road Apartments  Griffin Road Apartments  built as faculty apartments; now student residences  View Map
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84 
1959  Rudd Infirmary, Thomas Brown Rudd Infirmary  Rudd Health Center  Adams & Woodbridge; addition added in 1972  View Map
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57 
1961  Minor Theater  Minor Theater  former Perry Hiram Smith Library; remodeled by E.D. Stone; much altered during early 1970's  View Map
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49 
1962  Kirkland Residence Hall  Kirkland Residence Hall  former Soper Gymnasium; remodeled 1947 after the Alumni Gymnasium was built  View Map
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50 
1962  North Residence Hall  North Residence Hall  former Skinner Hall; renovated by E.D. Stone  View Map
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48 
1964  Science Building  Science Center  Renovations; Dana Wing added.  View Map
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42 
1966  Bristol Campus Center, William McLaren Bristol Campus Center  Bristol Campus Center  E.D. Stone  View Map
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53 
1968  Keehn Residence Hall  Keehn Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College; was a student co-operative  View Map
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1968  Major Residence Hall  Major Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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1968  McIntosh Residence Hall  McIntosh Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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1968  Minor Residence Hall  Minor Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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1969  Afro-Latin Culture Center  Afro-Latin Culture Center  former faculty housing  View Map
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78 
1969  McEwen Dining Hall  McEwen Dining Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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13 
1970  Babbitt Residence Hall  Babbitt Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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15 
1970  Backus House, Azel Backus House  Backus House  former Alumni House  View Map
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56 
1970  Bundy Dining Hall  Bundy Dining Hall  Edmund J. Booth, architect; part of Harlow E. Bundy Quadrangle  View Map
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30 
1970  Bundy East and West Residence Hall  Bundy East and West Residence Hall  Edmund J. Booth, architect; part of Harlow E. Bundy Quadrangle  View Map
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29 
1970  List Art Center, Vera G. and Albert A. List Art Center  List Art Center  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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11 
1971  Root Residence Hall  Root Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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10 
1972  Burke Library, Daniel Burke Library  Burke Library  Hugh Stubbins, Associates, architects  View Map
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43 
1972  Kirner-Johnson Buildings  Kirner-Johnson Buildings  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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14 
1972  Milbank Residence Hall  Milbank Residence Hall  built for Kirkland College  View Map
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16 
1975  Peters Observatory  Observatory    View Map
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1978  Saunders Hall of Chemistry  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  former Chemistry Building; renovated; rededicated to A.P. Saunders  View Map
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64 
1978  Scott Field House, Margaret Bundy Scott Field House  Scott Field House    View Map
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68 
1982  Christian A. Johnson Hall  Christian A. Johnson Hall  former James Library; renovated and rededicated  View Map
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61 
1988  Bristol Swimming Pool  Bristol Swimming Pool    View Map
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66 
1988  Schambach, Hans H. Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts  Schambach Center    View Map
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12 
1989  Ferry Administration Building  Ferry Administration Building  formerly a faculty/administration residence; renovated and rededicated for Personnel; now Computer Science  View Map
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79 
1992  Couper Hall  Couper Hall  former Silliman Hall; rededicated in 1992  View Map
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54 
1993  Beinecke Student Activity Village  Beinecke Student Activity Village  former abandoned salt storage area  View Map
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18 
1994  Woollcott House  Woollcott House  former Theta Delta Chi house; sold to college; renovated and rededicated; student residence  View Map
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45 
1995  Rogers Estate  Rogers Estate  house of Philip V. Rogers '30, sold to college 1994; made into student housing Fall 1995  View Map
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36 
1995  Root Farmhouse  Root Farmhouse  Part of Root family property; named after Elihu Root; made into student residence 1995  View Map
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19 
1996  Ferguson House  Ferguson House  former Delta Upsilon House; sold to college; renovated and rededicated; student residence  View Map
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46 
1996  Little Pub  Little Pub  former barn and stables for Root property; renovated   View Map
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20 
1998  Pavilion  Pavilion  constructed 1998, Outdoor social space adjacent to Minor Field  View Map
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2000  Eells House  Eells House  former Alpha Delta Phi House; sold to college; renovated and rededicated; student residence  View Map
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47 
2003  Spencer House  Spencer House  former Chi Psi House; sold to College and renovated; now administration building (Business Office/Human Resources)  View Map
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28 
2004  Skenandoa House  Skenandoa House  former Psi Upsilon house, built 1922, rededicated as Skenandoa in 2004  View Map
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31 
2004  Wertimer House  Wertimer House  former DKE House, rededicated in 2004 as Wertimer, named after Eleanor and Sidney Wertimer  View Map
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34 
2005  Science Center  Science Center  Renovation and addition, opened September 2005  View Map
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42 
2006  210 College Hill Road (Philosophy)  210 College Hill Road (Philosophy  Philosophy Department, acquired by college 2006  View Map
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81 
2006  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  Blood Fitness and Dance Center  Complete renovation of Saunders Hall of Chemistry, opened October 2006  View Map
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64 
2006  Glen House (Outdoor Education Center)  Glen House (Outdoor Education Center)  Part of Root family estate; Art Studio when Homestead was Root Art Center; renovated 2006 to house Hamilton Outdoor Education Center  View Map
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22 
2006  Little Squash Center  Little Squash Center  named for Jeff Little '71, opened fall 2006  View Map
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69 
2006  Molly Root House  Molly Root House  built for Elihu Root, Jr. 1903, home of Molly and Elihu Root III '36, houses Department of Art History as of Spring 2006  View Map
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80 
2007  Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid Offices)  Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid Offices)  former Sigma Phi house, opened as offices May 9, 2007  View Map
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44 
  Campus Safety Office  Campus Safety Office    View Map
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76 
  Physical Plant  Physical Plant  also known as Maintenance and Operations  View Map
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83