Service Building

The Amherst Student of November 26, 1932, reports that the College erected a new building to house its shops, the Service Building, located next to the railroad tracks. According to the article, the building was to be 80 x 42 feet in dimension, 2 stories tall, and in "the same general style as Converse Library," says the paper.

    The $30,000 cost was covered by the Dwight Morrow fund (Archives & Special Collections, Buildings & Grounds Collection, box 16, folder 29). It was designed by Henry B. Thacher, with approval by McKim, Mead, and White (King, 322). (Photos taken 12 October 2001 and 1 June 2002).

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