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

Designers: Spaulding, Sumner Architect (firm); Stover Brothers, Building Contractors (firm); Sumner Maurice Spaulding (architect); Stover (building contractor); Stover (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1928-1930

Los Angeles architect Sumner Spaulding designed this dining hall in honor of Lucien H. Frary, a Congregational Pastor and Trustee of Pomona College from 1892-1903; as the Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project has written: "Inspired by Myron Hunt's quadrangle-courtyard [Pomona College] campus plan of 1908-1914, Frary Dining Hall represented the continued development of a residential campus organized by gender, north (male) and south (female)." It continued, "Frary Hall can be likened to a chapel, surrounded by public and private, open and closed courtyards on an axial plan. A combination of Beaux Art, medieval monastic, and Spanish Mission Revival Style architecture, it continues Myron Hunt's Spanish Mission Revival in southern California and translates the collective grid module of Benedictine and Cistercian medieval monasteries (e.g., Cluny and Fontenay) and Franciscan Missions (e.g., San Gabriel Mission, 1770-1810, fifteen miles from Claremont) to the definition of a co-educational liberal arts college in the early twentieth century." (SeeAccessed 05/07/2009)

PCAD id: 13995