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Chadbourne Hall is an approximately 37,000 square foot student residence hall on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. The building is one of nine structures that comprise the [[c:central_residential_area|Central Residential Area]]. All nine buildings were designed and constructed between 1940 and 1963, and sited according to a Beaux-Arts formal plan. Chadbourne Hall is an approximately 37,000 square foot student residence hall on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. The building is one of nine structures that comprise the [[c:central_residential_area|Central Residential Area]]. All nine buildings were designed and constructed between 1940 and 1963, and sited according to a Beaux-Arts formal plan.
-Seven of these buildings ([[b:butterfield_hall|Butterfield]], [[b:brooks_hall|Brooks]], [[v:van_meter_hall|Van Meter]], [[g:greenough_hall|Greenough]], [[c:chadbourne_hall|Chadbourne]], [[b:baker_hall|Baker]], and [[n:new_africa_hall|New Africa]]) were uniformly designed in Georgian Revival style. Wheeler and Brett, which are both sited at the bottom of the hill and constructed last, are less ornate structures and have subtle Art-Deco details. All buildings continue to serve as dormitories in 2008.  +Seven of these buildings ([[b:butterfield_hall|Butterfield]], [[b:brooks_hall|Brooks]], [[v:van_meter_hall|Van Meter]], [[g:greenough_hall|Greenough]], [[c:chadbourne_hall|Chadbourne]], [[b:baker_hall|Baker]], and [[n:new_africa_house|New Africa]]) were uniformly designed in Georgian Revival style. Wheeler and Brett, which are both sited at the bottom of the hill and constructed last, are less ornate structures and have subtle Art-Deco details. All buildings continue to serve as dormitories in 2008. 
The main planning axis of the Central Residential Area is perpendicular to the ridgeline of Clark Hill and extends northeast to southwest. The axis is defined by the center of Van Meter and Baker Houses, with the remaining dormitories sited to the north and south. The bilateral symmetry and duplication of building footprints and appearance only deviates with the location of Butterfield House and the design of Brett House. The spatial relationship of the planning axis is visually reinforced by the central block and cupola of [[v:van_meter_hall|Van Meter House]]. The steep grade of the overall site was graded to create narrow terraces between the individual structures. The main planning axis of the Central Residential Area is perpendicular to the ridgeline of Clark Hill and extends northeast to southwest. The axis is defined by the center of Van Meter and Baker Houses, with the remaining dormitories sited to the north and south. The bilateral symmetry and duplication of building footprints and appearance only deviates with the location of Butterfield House and the design of Brett House. The spatial relationship of the planning axis is visually reinforced by the central block and cupola of [[v:van_meter_hall|Van Meter House]]. The steep grade of the overall site was graded to create narrow terraces between the individual structures.
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