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'''Barrett Hall''' is located at the eastern intersection of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive (formerly Old Campus Drive).  It was named for [[Kate Waller Barrett]], a member of the [[Board of Visitors]] and Phi Beta Kappa. It was used as a women's dormitory until the start of the 2005-2006 school year, when it was converted to a co-ed dormitory.
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'''Barrett Hall''', 313 Jamestown Road, is located at the eastern intersection of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive (formerly Old Campus Drive) at [[William & Mary]]Named for [[Kate Waller Barrett]], a member of the [[Board of Visitors]] from 1921-1925, it was the first building on campus named for a woman. Barrett Hall was used as a dormitory for women until becoming co-ed at the start of the 2005-2006 academic year.
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<p>Construction on Barrett Hall began in 1926 and ended in 1927 with an estimated cost of $212,000.  The College had a contract with J.T. Nuckols of Richmond, Virginia, and Charles M. Robinson, the College Architect, made the designs for the dormitory.</P>
 
<p>1926--under Noel Act, certificates on indebtedness issued  for $400,000 to build two dormitories. Girl's dorm to be called Kate Waller Barrett Hall (BofV, March, p. 126).
 
*Contract to J.T. Nuckols, Richmond (BofV, August, p. 144).
 
*Charles M. Robinson, College architect.
 
*Construction started  (FH,  9/24/1926,  5.)</p>
 
<p>1927--12 bedrooms  on first floor, 72 bedrooms on second and third floors, Parlor No. 1, first floor, east wing--17' x 30'; parlor No. 2, first floor, west wind, 17' x 30'; Literary Society Hall No. 1, first floor, east wing, 17' x 48';  YWCA and Student Government Room, first floor, west wing, 17' x 48'; student council office, first floor, west wing 17' x 17', reception room for guests, first floor, east side, 14' x 17'; 3 visitors' guest rooms, first floor 17' x 11'. Estimated cost, $212,000 (J.A.C. Chandler to W.A.R Goodwin, Jan. 5, 1927, Chandler Papers 1982.45,  Budget--Barrett).</p>
 
|[[image:Barrett_Hall.jpg|thumb|Barrett Hall under construction 1927<p>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=313+jamestown+road+williamsburg+va+23187&sll=34.33667,-83.81611&sspn=1.006966,1.680908&ie=UTF8&ll=37.270996,-76.710877&spn=0.007582,0.013132&z=16&iwloc=addr Map it for me ]</p>]]
 
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1928--J. Lesslie Hall Literary Society to have meeting room, 1927/28 (FH,   1/14/1927, 7).
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==Construction==
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[[image:Barrett Hall.jpg|thumb|right|Barrett Hall under construction, 1927
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<p>Built: 1926-1927</p>
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<p>Opened: 1927</p><p>Named for: [[Kate Waller Barrett]]</p><p>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=313+jamestown+road+williamsburg+va+23187&sll=34.33667,-83.81611&sspn=1.006966,1.680908&ie=UTF8&ll=37.270996,-76.710877&spn=0.007582,0.013132&z=16&iwloc=addr Map it for me ]</p>]]
  
1932--YWCA opens modern library in Y room, books rented for 3 cents per day (FH, 2/27/1931, 3).
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Construction on Barrett Hall began in 1926 and ended in 1927, with an estimated cost of $212,000.  The College contracted with J.T. Nuckols of Richmond, Virginia to carry out the designs of College Architect, Charles M. Robinson. [http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6632&q=board+of+visitors] [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/5098]
  
1945--Chinese Room opened in west living room, presented by Mrs. Alice Aberdeen, displaying Chinese Art Objects    (FH, 2/21/1945, 7).
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The building's layout in 1927: 12 bedrooms  on first floor, 72 bedrooms on second and third floors, Parlor No. 1, first floor, east wing--17' x 30'; parlor No. 2, first floor, west wind, 17' x 30'; Literary Society Hall No. 1, first floor, east wing, 17' x 48';  YWCA and Student Government Room, first floor, west wing, 17' x 48'; student council office, first floor, west wing 17' x 17', reception room for guests, first floor, east side, 14' x 17'; 3 visitors' guest rooms, first floor 17' x 11'. Estimated cost, $212,000. [http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6858&q=chandler+records]
  
March 1956--Chinese Room (Flat Hat)
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==Miscellaneous==
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1928--J. Lesslie Hall Literary Society to have meeting room,  1927/28 ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat],  1/14/1927,  7).
  
September 1956--Chinese Room (Flat Hat)
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1932--YWCA opens modern library in Y room, books rented for 3 cents per day ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat], 2/27/1931, 3).
  
1966--Brick wall surrounding entrance on corner Campus Drive and Jamestown Road torn down during Christmas recess   (FH, 1/13/1967, 6).
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1945--Chinese Room opened in west living room, presented by Mrs. Alice Aberdeen, displaying Chinese Art Objects   ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat], 2/21/1945, 7).
  
1969--Chinese Room partitioned to ease housing overflow (FH, 9/12/1969,    3).
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March 1956--Chinese Room ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat])
==PHOTOGRAPHS==
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Various in University Archives Photograph Collection
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September 1956--Chinese Room ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat])
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1966--Brick wall surrounding entrance on corner Campus Drive and Jamestown Road torn down during Christmas recess    ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat],  1/13/1967, 6).
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1969--Chinese Room partitioned to ease housing overflow ([http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ Flat Hat], 9/12/1969,    3).
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==Photographs==
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Various photographs in the [http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6513 University Archives Photograph Collection]
  
 
1928--Colonial Echo, p. 20
 
1928--Colonial Echo, p. 20
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1955--Colonial Echo, p. 233 (Chinese Room)
 
1955--Colonial Echo, p. 233 (Chinese Room)
  
1972--Renovation, summer (BofV,  Sept. 22--23, p.  400).
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1972--Renovation, summer (Board of Visitors,  Sept. 22-23, p.  400).
  
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==References==
  
==References==
 
*''Barrett Hall,'' University Archives Buildings File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
 
 
*''[http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ The Flat Hat]''
 
*''[http://www.swem.wm.edu/beta/flathat/ The Flat Hat]''
 
*"Buildings and Grounds--Barrett Hall," University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
 
*"Buildings and Grounds--Barrett Hall," University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
*Board of Visitors, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
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*[http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6632&q=board+of+visitors Board of Visitors Records], Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
  
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Latest revision as of 15:47, 9 September 2019

Barrett Hall, 313 Jamestown Road, is located at the eastern intersection of Jamestown Road and Landrum Drive (formerly Old Campus Drive) at William & Mary. Named for Kate Waller Barrett, a member of the Board of Visitors from 1921-1925, it was the first building on campus named for a woman. Barrett Hall was used as a dormitory for women until becoming co-ed at the start of the 2005-2006 academic year.

Construction

Barrett Hall under construction, 1927

Built: 1926-1927

Opened: 1927

Named for: Kate Waller Barrett

Map it for me

Construction on Barrett Hall began in 1926 and ended in 1927, with an estimated cost of $212,000. The College contracted with J.T. Nuckols of Richmond, Virginia to carry out the designs of College Architect, Charles M. Robinson. [1] [2]

The building's layout in 1927: 12 bedrooms on first floor, 72 bedrooms on second and third floors, Parlor No. 1, first floor, east wing--17' x 30'; parlor No. 2, first floor, west wind, 17' x 30'; Literary Society Hall No. 1, first floor, east wing, 17' x 48'; YWCA and Student Government Room, first floor, west wing, 17' x 48'; student council office, first floor, west wing 17' x 17', reception room for guests, first floor, east side, 14' x 17'; 3 visitors' guest rooms, first floor 17' x 11'. Estimated cost, $212,000. [3]

Miscellaneous

1928--J. Lesslie Hall Literary Society to have meeting room, 1927/28 (Flat Hat, 1/14/1927, 7).

1932--YWCA opens modern library in Y room, books rented for 3 cents per day (Flat Hat, 2/27/1931, 3).

1945--Chinese Room opened in west living room, presented by Mrs. Alice Aberdeen, displaying Chinese Art Objects (Flat Hat, 2/21/1945, 7).

March 1956--Chinese Room (Flat Hat)

September 1956--Chinese Room (Flat Hat)

1966--Brick wall surrounding entrance on corner Campus Drive and Jamestown Road torn down during Christmas recess (Flat Hat, 1/13/1967, 6).

1969--Chinese Room partitioned to ease housing overflow (Flat Hat, 9/12/1969, 3).

Photographs

Various photographs in the University Archives Photograph Collection

1928--Colonial Echo, p. 20

1931--Colonial Echo, p. 17

1955--Colonial Echo, p. 233 (Chinese Room)

1972--Renovation, summer (Board of Visitors, Sept. 22-23, p. 400).

References

  • The Flat Hat
  • "Buildings and Grounds--Barrett Hall," University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
  • Board of Visitors Records, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.


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