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The new Rutherford - Feature Stories
March 2014 Issue
The new Rutherford Hall opened to students in August with 261 beds—100 more than the previous residence hall—and an additional 80,000 square feet of living space. The original Rutherford, built in 1939 as a federal project with the Public Works Administration, was razed in summer 2012 after an analysis showed the building would be too difficult and expensive to renovate. In reconstructing the building, steps were taken to preserve the memory and the historic aesthetic of the Myers quadrangle, of which Rutherford is a part. Like its predecessor, the new Rutherford has monumental stairs leading from the Quad, signature columns, subtle arch work, Georgian brick details and traditional window design. It also features two fireplace mantels, preserved from the previous building, that serve as the focal point of parlors located at the entrance to the second floor. The mantels are decorated with mosaic tiles that residents added to the original Rutherford Hall. Several four-paneled doors taken from student rooms in the …
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