The home of Radcliffe College.
Within the shadow of the historic Shepard church and the Washington Elm
on Garden street, stands Fay House, the home of Radcliffe College.
Although the original dwelling has several times been enlarged, its rounding, antique front has been preserved and it forms one of the noticeable features of the present stately and dignified building.
The entrance, approached by a broad driveway, is on the south side, and a glance back from the portico shows us the tennis courts and the smaller buildings of the college which contain the chemical and physical laboratories and a gymnasium.
The door opens into a passage leading to the main hall, and just within, on the right, we notice a picture of the late Professor Josiah P. Cooke
, a gift from Mrs. Cooke
who, with her husband, has always been deeply interested in the growth and progress of Radcliffe
The offices are found at either side of the main entrance, and the regent and secretary are accommodated in rooms well adapted to their uses, with their fire-proof safes, and commodious shelves for the keeping of the many valuable records of the college.
The good light and ventilation so marked in these rooms are noticeable throughout the building.
Entering the main hall we open the last door on the right and find ourselves in the Dean