Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - student housing; built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Spencer and Ambrose, Architects (firm); William Clement Ambrose (architect); Eldridge Theodore Spencer (architect)

Dates: constructed 1947-1948

2 stories

609 Escondido Mall
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

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A nondescript, two-floor dormitory, the walls of Crothers Hall were formed of reinforced concrete for seismic strength. It was designed by the San Francisco architectural firm of Spencer and Ambrose. Eldridge T. Spencer served as the Director of Planning and Supervising Architect at Stanford University from 1948 until about 1960. This dorm was erected about seven years before Crothers Memorial Hall, an engineering student's lodging facility, located to the east.

Building Notes

This was a dormitory set aside for law students at Stanford.


Renovation began on this 1948 dormitory in 2008.

PCAD id: 13083