Rockefeller Hall

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  1. Mark Pilkinton says:

    My work suggests that a small portion of the complex known as Rockefeller Hall survived until 1990 as the Band Annex (previously the first Huddle). Science Hall became the student center in 1953, or thereabouts, moving the Huddle from this remaining building, which then became the much-needed Band Annex as Father Harvey converted traditional music spaces in Washington Hall into theatre spaces (by 1956). While Cavanaugh’s construction certainly would have required the demolition of the north-south portion of Rockefeller Hall (the original gymnasium part), the east-west part (the original privies, etc.), as far south as the south front of Washington Hall, would not have been in the way and thus, I believe, managed to survive for awhile longer.