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-======Hamlin House====== 
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-**Constructed**: 1949 
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-**Architects**: [[r:ross_louis_warren|Louis Warren Ross]] 
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-===== Design and construction ===== 
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-Hamlin House is an approximately 35,000 square foot residential building on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts, one of ten dormitories comprising the [[n:northeast_residential|Northeast Residential Area]]. The L-shaped building is 4-stories with a basement level accessible to grade at the rear (east) elevation. The north wing is 8 bays wide by 3 bays deep with a gable roof. The south wing is 8 wings wide by 3 bays deep and also has a gable roof that forms a hip at the building’s northwest corner. The main building entrance occurs at the 3 central bays of the south wing’s west elevation. These bays project from the façade and are distinguished by a cross gable. This elevation also includes a 2-story wing with flat roof that serves as an accessible terrace. The terrace is bounded by a wrought-iron railing.  
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-The common-bond brick pattern is used throughout all elevations. A molded-brick water table defines the basement level and a brick beltcourse occurs at the second floor level. All windows are wood, as well as the cornice defining the roofline and the gable peaks. The façade includes a window pattern of primarily double-hung sash. The exposed basement through third floor levels of the building have 8/12 double-hung sash. The fourth floor has 8/8 sash. At the attic level, the gable ends are framed as pediments and contain circular radial pane windows with decorative brickwork. Copper downspouts with collector heads are still in place.  
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-The main building entrance features a granite staircase to access the raised first floor level. The doors are framed by a rusticated wood doorcase with pediment. The double wood doors have divided lights and a fixed transom. Above the pediment, the second floor bay has a wood-paneled window case. The secondary entrance at this elevation occurs at grade at an interfloor stair landing. It features a wood-paneled doorcase and is vertically reinforced at the upper bays with a large arched window and smaller fixed divided light beneath. 
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-===== Naming of the building ===== 
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-Named in honor of Margaret Hamlin, Agricultural Counselor for Women in Stockbridge 1918-1934; first Placement Officer for Women 1934-1948.   
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-==== Source ==== 
-  * From the Massachusetts Historical Commission, UMass Amherst [[http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/archives/hamlin-25.pdf|Building Survey reports]] (2009). 
-  * For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/101). 
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