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Hampshire House is one of five original concrete-block, multi-story residential structures designed to accommodate 150 persons or 30 families each. Hampshire House is one of five original concrete-block, multi-story residential structures designed to accommodate 150 persons or 30 families each.
-Hampshire House is one of three of the original buildings remaining of this group known as “county circle” (Hampshire, [[buildings:m:middlesex|Middlesex]], and [[buildings:b:berkshire|Berkshire]]). Plymouth and Suffolk Houses, which were also part of this group and located to the north of the remaining three, were demolished in the late 1960s. Hampshire House is a three-story concrete frame building with full basement and a flat roof. The building is oriented along a north-south axis with apartments located on the east and west sides of a central corridor. +Hampshire House is one of three of the original buildings remaining of this group known as “county circle” (Hampshire, [[m:middlesex_house|Middlesex]], and [[b:berkshire_house|Berkshire]]). Plymouth and Suffolk Houses, which were also part of this group and located to the north of the remaining three, were demolished in the late 1960s. Hampshire House is a three-story concrete frame building with full basement and a flat roof. The building is oriented along a north-south axis with apartments located on the east and west sides of a central corridor.
The building entries are located on the north and south ends of the building. Both entries have a painted flush hollow metal door and sidelight set in a hollow metal frame. The entries are at the first floor level and are protected with a flat canopy roof supported by two brick piers. The canopy roofs have a painted stucco finish on the underside. Both entries have a concrete stair and landing with a painted metal handrail. The south entry also has a concrete access ramp which is not original. The building entries are located on the north and south ends of the building. Both entries have a painted flush hollow metal door and sidelight set in a hollow metal frame. The entries are at the first floor level and are protected with a flat canopy roof supported by two brick piers. The canopy roofs have a painted stucco finish on the underside. Both entries have a concrete stair and landing with a painted metal handrail. The south entry also has a concrete access ramp which is not original.
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-[[buildings:b:berkshire|Berkshire House]], Hampshire House, and [[buildings:m:middlesex|Middlesex]] House were originally constructed in 1948 as part of a complex of five buildings at the southern end of the campus. The area was formerly occupied by the R.O.T.C. riding grounds. +[[b:berkshire_house|Berkshire House]], Hampshire House, and [[m:middlesex_house|Middlesex]] House were originally constructed in 1948 as part of a complex of five buildings at the southern end of the campus. The area was formerly occupied by the R.O.T.C. riding grounds.
The building designs reflected the immediacy of their construction following WWII. Unlike the other campus dormitory construction, which was characterized by a thorough attention to historic style or architectural details, these buildings were simply finished with the standard building materials of concrete masonry-units and machine-made brick. Although the buildings were of solid construction, their entrances, windows, and rooflines were unadorned. The rectangular facades received only subtle details such as CMU pilasters and bays of brick veneer. The building designs reflected the immediacy of their construction following WWII. Unlike the other campus dormitory construction, which was characterized by a thorough attention to historic style or architectural details, these buildings were simply finished with the standard building materials of concrete masonry-units and machine-made brick. Although the buildings were of solid construction, their entrances, windows, and rooflines were unadorned. The rectangular facades received only subtle details such as CMU pilasters and bays of brick veneer.
-The structures were subsequently named for the Massachusetts counties Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk. Plymouth and Suffolk Houses were demolished in the late 1960s after the demand for housing was offset by the development of [[buildings:s:southwestresidential|Southwest Residential Area]]. The demolitions also allowed construction of Garber Field behind the Boyden Gymnasium.+The structures were subsequently named for the Massachusetts counties Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk. Plymouth and Suffolk Houses were demolished in the late 1960s after the demand for housing was offset by the development of [[s:southwest_residential|Southwest Residential Area]]. The demolitions also allowed construction of Garber Field behind the Boyden Gymnasium.
The expansion and realignment of Massachusetts Avenue removed the complex’s original vehicular access, and a small parking area located to the west of the buildings was replaced by the larger parking fields to the east. Vegetation surrounding the buildings has historically consisted of deciduous and evergreen trees over mown lawn with no foundation planting. The expansion and realignment of Massachusetts Avenue removed the complex’s original vehicular access, and a small parking area located to the west of the buildings was replaced by the larger parking fields to the east. Vegetation surrounding the buildings has historically consisted of deciduous and evergreen trees over mown lawn with no foundation planting.
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