quadrangle next to Holworthy is Thayer Hall, the largest dormitory in the yard, built in 1870 by Nathaniel Thayer of Boston.
The most prominent of the college buildings, because of its close connection with student life, comes next.
University it is called, constructed of granite and completed in 1815, being the first stone building erected in the yard.
The central portion was at one time used as a chapel, but now the building is devoted to lectures, and to the offices of the President, Dean, Secretary and Registrar.
In the office of the President stands the ancient chair which was always used by him at commencement.
Official notices are posted on the bulletin boards at the entrance and in the corridors.
South of University is Weld Hall, a dormitory of brick with freestone trimmings, a gift of William F. Weld, in memory of his brother.
The southern end of the quadrangle is formed by Gray's Hall, a dormitory built by the corporation and named for three generous friends of
It grants this power and these privileges to the younger institution in conjunction with Harvard University, thus allowing the new college to enter upon the heritage of the traditions and opportunities which it has been the good fortune of the elder institution to attain through its life of more than two and a half centuries.
At the time that Radcliffe College was brought into being by the Legislature of Massachusetts, an important step was taken by the creation of a new officer, that of Dean, and filling it by the election of Miss Agnes Irwin.
Miss Irwin had been connected with the direction of educational movements in Philadelphia for many years and was especially interested in the education and training of girls, having been at the head of an important school which numbered among its students many of the women of Philadelphia prominent in social life.
When Miss Irwin was chosen Dean of Radcliffe College several hundred of these former pupils united to found The Agnes Irwin S