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Residing in the Past: Space, Identity, and Dorm Culture at Bryn Mawr College

Building Bryn Mawr: Dorms: Merion

Academic Buildings and Halls of Residences

The descriptions in the following three pages are directly taken from the Academic Buildings and Halls of Residence and have been paired with images. Each student would have recieved a copy.

Merion Hall Exterior

Merion Hall was the first hall of residence opened, and was completed in 1885; it is built of Fairmont stone, has its separate kitchen and dining hall, provides accommodation for fifty-five students, and is under the charge of a resident warden, Miss Elizabeth Farris Stoddard. It contains eighteen sets of rooms, two bedrooms and a study to be occupied by two students; fifteen single rooms and four rooms of exceptional size.