Main Building, Vassar College

Vassar College campus, Poughkeepsie, New York

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Description 

Constructed between 1861-65, this is one of the earliest and most successful expressions of the Second Empire style in the United States, and one of the few remaining grand-scale examples of the style. It was the original building for Vassar College, one of the first colleges for the education of women in the United States offering an education similar to that available to men at Yale and Harvard. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 24, 1986

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 19, 1973
Reference number
73001183
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
Areas of significance
Education; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
College
Current function
College
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1891; 1865

Tags 

19th Century (37,887)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1891 (686)
Built during 1890s (7,645)
Dutchess County, New York (266)
Have Street View (47,042)
James Renwick, Jr. (6)
National Historic Landmark (2,197)
New York (6,211)
Poughkeepsie, New York (80)
Private owner (54,398)
School (5,192)
Second Empire (1,067)
Slate (5,715)
Stone (26,160)
Victorian (19,698)

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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