Memorial Hall, Manchester
Memorial Hall in Albert Square, England, was constructed in 1863–1866 by Thomas Worthington. It was built to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the 1662 Act of Uniformity, when the secession of some 2,000 Anglican clergy led to the birth of Nonconformism It is a Grade II* listed building as of 14 February 1972; the style is Venetian Gothic, inspired by such buildings as the Ca' d'Oro, with fine stone tracery on all windows and a palatial exterior. Worthington designed the building after his second tour of Italy in 1858; the detailing is fine and "the subtlety of the polychromy achieved by careful choice of materials". The hall provided a meeting place in the late 19th century for a host of Victorian societies, such as the Photographic, Horticultural and Positivists Societies. Other groups which used the building included the Home Missionary Board, Sir Charles Hallé’s choir and the Manchester Unitarian Sunday School Union; the ground floor and basement were let to provide an income for the maintenance of the hall.
Grade II* listed buildings in Greater Manchester Listed buildings in Manchester-M2 Congregational Memorial Hall — the Memorial Hall in London Hartwell, Clare. Lancashire: Manchester and the South East; the Buildings of England. New Haven, CT. ISBN 0-300-10583-5. Hartwell, Clare. Manchester. Pevsner Architectural Guides. London: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-071131-7
National Register of Historic Places listings in Hartford County, Connecticut
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Hartford County, Connecticut. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Hartford County, United States; the locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in various online maps. There are 431 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 21 National Historic Landmarks. More than half of these listings are in the city of Hartford and the towns of Windsor and West Hartford, they are listed separately, while the 188 properties and districts in the remaining parts of the county are listed below. Four properties and districts extend into Hartford, Southington and/or New Haven County and appear in more than one list; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019. List of National Historic Landmarks in Connecticut National Register of Historic Places listings in Connecticut
National Register of Historic Places listings in Kennebec County, Maine
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Kennebec County, Maine. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Kennebec County, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register districts. There are 135 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 7 National Historic Landmarks. Three sites have since been removed; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019. List of National Historic Landmarks in Maine National Register of Historic Places listings in Maine
Memorial Hall (Delaware State)
Memorial Hall is a 1,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Dover, Delaware. It is home to the Delaware State University Hornets men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas
Memorial Hall (Milford, Massachusetts)
Memorial Hall is an historic hall located at 30 School Street in Milford, Massachusetts. It was built as a Civil War tribute. Designed by Milford architect Frederick Swasey in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the hall was built in 1884 from local Milford granite and Longmeadow brownstone; the building features carved brownstone figures and panels inscribed "Grant" and "Farragut". On the front of the hall, there is a bronze plaque inscribed with Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. It underwent a restoration in 2001-2002, it is now home to the Milford Historical Commission, whose museum is open to visitors Thursdays from 1-4 pm or by appointment. National Register of Historic Places listings in Worcester County, Massachusetts Milford Historical Commission
Memorial Hall (Newark, Delaware)
Memorial Hall known as Memorial Library, is a historic building on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware. Housing the university's library, it serves as a memorial to the Delawareans who died in World War I; the building was designed by the Philadelphia firm of Day & Klauder as part of their overall master plan for the university's central campus, which featured a consistent Georgian Revival architectural style. The library was built in 1923–25 under the supervision of university president Walter Hullihen, though it had to be scaled back from the original design for cost-saving reasons, it was expanded in 1940 after a flood damaged part of the library collection. Library operations moved to the new Morris Library in 1963, Memorial Hall now houses the UD Department of English. Situated at a prominent location at the center of the Green, the university's main common area, Memorial Hall is a 1 1⁄2-story, H-shaped building with a hipped-roofed central hall and gable-roofed wings.
The architecture is Georgian, with brick walls, white wooden trim, double-hung sash windows. The building's main entrances are on the north and south sides, each of which features a portico with Ionic columns; the central hall houses the war memorial display. In the early 20th century, what is now the University of Delaware consisted of two separate institutions, Delaware College and the Women's College of Delaware; the two campuses were separated by about half a mile of sparsely developed "no man's land", purchased on behalf of Delaware College by Pierre S. du Pont in 1915. Soon thereafter, the college commissioned the Philadelphia firm of Frank Miles Day and Charles Klauder to design a master plan for the new land; the architects drafted a plan for a central "Green" surrounded by academic and residential buildings, with a large library building located midway between the men's and women's colleges. In 1918, Delaware College president Samuel Chiles Mitchell proposed making the planned library a memorial to the Delawareans who died in World War I, stating "Used by both colleges, it would be the dynamo of the whole institution."
Due to the unsatisfactory nature of the existing library facilities the new building became a high priority for both Mitchell and his successor, Walter Hullihen, who oversaw the merger of the men's and women's colleges to form the University of Delaware in 1921. Funding difficulties forced Hullihen to scale back the grand design of Day and Klauder to a more modest building capable of housing 100,000 volumes. In 1922, the university embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise the $300,000 needed for the building, which ended with more than 26,000 members of the public pledging funds. Despite the successful campaign, funding problems continued as some of the pledged money failed to materialize and inflation drove up the cost of the building; the library committee balked at beginning construction without funds set aside for an endowment, despite warnings from committee member W. O. Sypherd that "Failure to build this Library now will be a moral failure, the results of which would be disastrous to the future welfare of the University."
The situation was resolved by securing additional pledges from the existing donors and by modifying the library design to reduce the construction cost. At the groundbreaking ceremony on December 11, 1923, around 300 male students and faculty dug out the building's basement with the women's college students on hand to serve refreshments; the library cornerstone was laid on June 9, 1924, on the occasion of the university's first joint commencement for both men and women. The building was complete by the end of the year, most of the university's library collections were moved in over Christmas break; the library opened for business at the beginning of the spring semester in January 1925 and was formally dedicated at an elaborate ceremony on Memorial Day, May 23. Memorial Hall served as the university's library from 1925 to 1963, it was the first facility shared by the women's and men's colleges, its prominent location halfway between the two at the center of the Green made the library the focal point of the campus.
The brick archways on either side of the building, added in 1940, became known as the "kissing arches" due to their location on the dividing line between the male and female student populations. On July 5, 1937, heavy rainfall caused flooding throughout much of the university campus including the Memorial Library stacks, which were located in the basement. While the university librarian and a few other people were able to save much of the collection, the disaster underscored the need for improvements to the building, seen as inadequate. To this end the building was expanded in 1940, with the east and west wings extended outward and a new wing added to the south side to allow the library stacks to be housed above ground; the basement was remodeled to house seminar rooms. The library was rededicated on February 5, 1940, with the total cost of the project coming in at $220,000. With the growing university placing an emphasis on expanding its library holdings, the collection had outgrown Memorial Hall by the early 1960s.
As the building could not be expanded further without damaging the aesthetics and symmetry of the Green, a new and much larger library building was constructed nearby on South Green in 1962–63. After removal of the library collections, Memorial Hall was converted to classroom space. Memorial Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. After a $9.8 million renovation over a 15-month period in 1998–99, the building w
Woolsey Hall is the primary auditorium at Yale University, located on the campus' Hewitt Quadrangle in New Haven, Connecticut. It was built as part of the Bicentennial Buildings complex that includes the Memorial Rotunda and the University Commons, designed by the firm Carrère and Hastings for the Yale bicentennial celebration in 1901. With 2,650 seats, it is the university's largest auditorium and hosts concerts and university ceremonies including the annual freshman convocation, senior baccalaureate, presidential inaugurations; the building is named for Theodore Dwight Woolsey, President of Yale from 1846 through 1871. During the 19th century, Yale became one of the largest higher education institutions in the world, establishing seven graduate and professional schools in addition to the undergraduate college founded in 1701. Although Yale was nominally organized as a university in 1887, its constituent schools remained independent of the university administration, they lacked any shared facilities.
In 1896, as one of several initiatives to unify the new university, Yale President Timothy Dwight V proposed the construction of a central dining hall and auditorium, for which the university would need to raise $1.5 to $2 million. The task of construction fell to the administration of Arthur Twining Hadley, who became president 1899, two years before the university bicentennial; the position of the buildings was selected as a central node between the Old Campus of Yale College and the Sheffield Scientific School, positioning the new university buildings as separate from the dominant College and partial to no school in particular. Succeeding Battell Chapel as the university's largest assembly space, the new hall was the university's first secular auditorium, coinciding with Hadley's appointment as the first non-ordained person to lead the university. In 1910, a seat on the first balcony was made extra large to accommodate Yale's ultimate "big man on campus," trustee and alumnus William Howard Taft.
The architects were Carrère and Hastings, who a decade designed the New York Public Library. Built in a Beaux Arts style that contrasted with the university's more somber Victorian Gothic taste in the last 19th century, the new building was considered by critics to be overreaching and gaudy; the ornately decorated hall is home to the Newberry Memorial Organ, one of the most renowned Symphonic organs in the world. This hall serves as the main performance venue for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Bands, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, the Yale Glee Club, many smaller, student-run ensembles such as a cappella singing groups. Woolsey Hall's murals represent the ideal of a classical education and include images on the nine muses and the goddess Athena, they reflect the age. The Hall is entered via the Memorial Rotunda, a vestibule containing memorials to sons of Yale who lost their lives in all American wars from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War; the hall's lack of draperies and upholstered seats all contribute to its acoustics for organ performance, though the acoustics work far more in favor of the organ than for other sounds.
Woolsey Hall predates any major studies within the field of acoustics, so aside from its large size, rectangular shape, hard surfaces and high vaulted ceiling, it has no peculiar architectural properties that contribute positively to its sound. Choral singers are sometimes hampered by Woolsey's muddy resonance, which obscures text and delicate timbres, can make it difficult to hear oneself on stage. Though Yale University's primary recital hall, it does lack modern amenities including: universal accessibility for people with disabilities, air conditioning, industry-standard lighting. Kelley, Brooks Mather. Yale: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300078435. Pinnell, Patrick; the Campus Guide: Yale University. Princeton University Press. List of concert halls