Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Bakewell and Brown, Architects (firm); John Bakewell Jr. (architect); Arthur Brown Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1923

Stanford, CA

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This low, reinforced concrete building, done in a Romanesque manner by the San Francisco firm of Bakewell and Brown, served as a support building for nearby Encina Hall, the earliest men's dormitory at Stanford University. (Roble Hall [1891], the women's dormitory, was sited to the west.) A number of rooms in Encina Commons were reserved for eating clubs and other dining areas for freshman living in Encina Hall. Encina Commons continued the use of arcading found in the historic Stanford Quad. The tandem of John Bakewell, Jr., and Arthur Brown, Jr., designed a large number of buildings nearby to Encina Commons, such as the Encina Gymnasium (1915), Roble Gymnasium (1931), Memorial Hall (1934) and Cubberley Education Building (1937-1938).

Renovated to include the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences; construction was to be completed by 2011.

PCAD id: 12953