Crim Dell

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The Crim Dell is a small pond located on the section of road connecting Landrum Drive and Blair Road, between old and new campus. The Crim Dell Meadow lies between the foot of the Sunken Garden (at its west end) and the Crim Dell. The College of William and Mary decided in 1948 that their lily pond had become a "stagnated mud hole" and needed restoration. However, the Crim Dell was not renovated and relandscaped until 1964. The Crim Dell Bridge was built over the lily pond in 1965. The landscaping project was completed in 1966 through funds provided by Class of 1964 alumni and friends. The Crim Dell was dedicated on May 7, 1966 and was named for John W.H. Crim of the Class of 1901. The Wildflower Refuge Ampitheater was built across the road from the Crim Dell in 1979.


  • University Archives Buildings File (2007). Crim Dell. Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia