South College

The cornerstone for construction of South College, the first building built on the Amherst College campus, was laid August 9, 1820. The dedication of the building coincided with the inauguration of Amherst's first president, Zephaniah Swift Moore, on September 18, 1821.

After serving as classroom, dormitory, laboratory, and chapel for a number of years, South underwent major renovations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, it is a freshman dormitory, like its neighbor on the other side of Johnson Chapel,
North College (King, 310-311). (Photo taken 12 October 2001).

View these other Amherstiana items featuring South College:

College Row Stereoview
South College and Johnson Chapel Stereoview
College Row Engraving
New Year 1933
The G. L. Nichols Collection: Johnson Chapel and South College (lower right)
College Row Tobacco Leather
College Row Gold Tobacco Leather
College Row Gold Tobacco Leather
This is Amherst, 1951
Freshman Quad 360° Panorama

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