from which fact it is sometimes referred to as the Peabody House
At present it is the home of Professor Palmer
and his charming wife, Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer
, formerly President
of Wellesley College.
Facing Quincy Square which lies to the south of the Dana House
, stands two dormitories, outside the college yard and owned by private individuals.
The more noticeable of the two is Beck Hall, named for the Latin Professor Charles Beck
, and for many years considered the finest in its appointments as it surely was the most expensive of the dormitories.
The broad front is rendered very attractive with bright window gardens, while the eastern side, overlooking the lawn, used for tennis and for Class Day spreads, is in its season richly decorated with the luxuriant Ampelopsis veitchii
The other dormitory, Quincy Hall, named for this noted Massachusetts
family, has been recently built, thus embodying all the improvements which have been made in buildings of this nature.
Within a short distance of Beck Hall, on Harvard street, stands Ware Hall, considered a model in its appointments for a dormitory.
It is owned by private individuals.
Let us now continue our walk around the eastern extension of Gore Hall.
We shall first come to Sever Hall, a magnificent lecture hall of brick with ornamental work in sandstone, a gift to Harvard
from Mrs. Anne E. P. Sever
This is considered one of the finest buildings of its kind in the country.
Heretofore the Fine Arts
department of Harvard has been in Sever, where has been kept a collection of 2,500 photographs illustrative of what is best and most instructive in art. These will doubtless be removed to the new Art Museum, upon its completion.