AKA: Pomona College, Clark, Eli P., Men's Dormitory, Claremont, CA

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

Designers: Spaulding, Sumner Architect (firm); Stover Brothers, Building Contractors (firm); Sumner Maurice Spaulding (architect); William Field Staunton Jr. (architect); Stover (building contractor); Stover (building contractor); Walter Irving Webber (architect)

Dates: constructed 1928-1930

Claremont, CA

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Named for Pomona College Trustee (1909-1931) Eli P. Clark, Clark Hall was the first unit of the men's dormitory slated to cost $300,000 in 1928; Frary Dining Hall was part of this quadrangle expansion project undertaken on a parcel of land on the northeast corner of campus, just north of 6th Street. Sumner Spaulding was the architect, the Stover Brothers, the Building Contractors. The Historic Campus Architecture Project sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges noted how the Clark-Frary Quad designed by Spaulding followed Myron Hunt's earlier plan (1908-1914) for the design of Marston Quadrangle: "This original Clark-Frary Quadrangle model (1928-1930) reproduced Myron Hunt's Marston Quad, with a central garden axis through a Roman triumphal arch (never executed) to a bell tower (modeled after those at the Church of San Marco in Venice and at Stanford University and executed later in a different Spanish terracotta style with Smith Tower to south side), leading to Frary Hall (north campus, men's refectory) and an L-shaped green to the north (now called 'Walker Beach' and enclosing free-speech 'Walker Wall')." SeeAccessed 05/07/2009);

PCAD id: 2287