James Hall

James Hall was one of two dormitories built in 1946 to relieve a postwar housing crunch. It was named for D. Willis James and his son Arthur Curtiss James, who were members of the Amherst board of trustees over the preceeding five decades (King, 326-27). This photograph was taken in the Fall of my sophomore year, late 1994.

James Hall as seen from the entrance to the Mead Art Museum. Recently, there has been talk of demolishing both James and Stearns and replacing them with higher-capacity and more modern first-year housing. (Photo taken 12 October 2001).

View these other Amherstiana items featuring James Hall:

Dorm Life: James and Stearns postcard
James, College Church, and Stearns postcard

©1998-2002 Brian T. Meacham