Friday, June 05, 2009

Hollis Hall anno 1763

Facing Harvard Yard you find Hollis Hall, one of the oldest dormitories on the university. The plaque on its wall gives a short account of its history.

HOLLIS HALL Built by he Province of he Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England in 1763 Named in honor of THOMAS HOLLIS of London, Merchant, and other members of the same family, constant and generous benefactors of HARVARD COLLEGE from 1719 to 1804. Used as Barracks by Colonial troops in 1775-76.

Hollis Hall is a beautiful red brick building, one of the oldest found on campus today. It is in use as dormitory, and a great number of important people has once slept here. On the list you find:

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