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-======Stockbridge Hall====== 
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-**Constructed**: 1914 and 1954 
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-**Architects**: James H. Ritchie, Boston, Mass.  1954 renovation to Bowker Auditorium: McClintock and Craig, Inc., Springfield, Mass. 
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-===== Design and construction ===== 
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-<html><div style="float:right; padding-left:20px; padding-bottom:15px;"><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005436.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005436.png" alt="Stockbridge Hall" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333;" /></a> 
-<br /><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005437.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005437.png" alt="Stockbridge Hall" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333;" /></a> 
-<br /><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005469.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005469.png" alt="Stockbridge Hall" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333;" /></a> 
-<br /><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005450.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0005450.png" alt="Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333;" /></a> 
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-Flanked on either side by Flint Lab (left) and Draper Hall (right) and facing a central green, Stockbridge Hall and its neighboring Georgian Revival buildings were designed to evoke the feel of a New England common.  In Georgian Revival style, the prominent three-bay entrance is framed by pilasters and free-standing columns and the building is graced by horizontal granite banding and a regular pattern of fenestration.   
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-The building was a relative latecomer to a campus dedicated to the study of agriculture.  Today, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture -- a college within a University -- is a vital reminder of the early ideals of the campus.  At the central core of the building is Bowker Auditorium, which hosts a diverse array of theater, dance, and music performances as well as literary readings and lectures. 
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-===== Naming of the building===== 
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-Named after [[people:s:stockbridge_levi|Levi Stockbridge]], the University's first Professor of Agriculture and its third President.  
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-==== Source ==== 
-  * From //Three Architectural Tours: Selected Buildings on the Campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst// (Amherst, 2000) 
-  * For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/101). 
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