Ever since I was a prospective student, the history of Swarthmore College fascinated me. On the following pages, I have attempted to outline the history of the various buildings at Swat and give general descriptions of both what they're like and what they are used for today.
Athletic Facilities - Lamb-Miller Field House, Tarble Pavilion, Ware Pool, Mullan Tennis Center.
Dorms - Parrish, Roberts, Pittenger, Palmer, Wharton, Mary Lyon Building 4, Worth, The Lodges, Willets, Dana, Hallowell, Mertz, Woolman House.
Full Listing - Benjamin West House, Parrish Hall, Sproul Observatory, Friends Meeting House, Trotter Hall, Cunningham House, Sommerville Hall, Roberts Hall, Hall Gymnasium, Palmer Hall, Beardsley Hall, Pearson Hall, Temple of the Book & Key, Carnegie Library, Wharton Hall, Mary Lyon Building 4, Worth Hall, Women's Resource Center, Olde Club, Bond Hall & The Lodges, Old Tarble, Clothier Memorial Hall, Lamb-Miller Field House, Martin Hall, Papazian Hall, Willets Hall, Dupont Science Hall, Sharples Dining Hall, Worth Health Center, Dana Hall, Hallowell Hall, McCabe Library, Lang Music Building, Tarble Pavilion, Mertz Hall, Ware Pool, Cornell Library, Lang Performing Arts Center, Kohlberg Hall, Mullan Tennis Center, Ashton House, Barn, Courtney Smith House, Cratsley House, Hicks Hall, Mary Lyon Building 1, Mary Lyon Building 2, Mary Lyon Building 3, Mary Lyon Building 5, Mary Lyon Building 6, Parrish Annex, Pittenger Hall, Robinson House, Squash Court Building, Whittier House, Woolman House.
Vanished Buildings - Sommerville Hall, Hall Gymnasium, Temple of the Book & Key, Carnegie Library, Mary Lyon Building 2, Mary Lyon Building 3, Mary Lyon Building 5, Mary Lyon Building 6, Parrish Annex.
Danawell - the history of Dana and Hallowell Residence Halls
Mary Lyon - the history of the Mary Lyon School
Elizabeth Weber. Swarthmore History Articles - http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/98/elizw/Swat.history/.Unless otherwise noted, all information either comes from the Phoenix archives or is common knowledge. Also unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken by me. Please do not redistribute them in any form.
Richard J. Walton. Swarthmore College: An Informal History. Swarthmore College, 1986.
Swarthmore College. Swarthmore College website - http://www.swarthmore.edu/.
Swarthmore College Computing Society. Student Directory, Fall 1998 and Fall 1999.
Swarthmore College Phoenix, 1925-1995.
Swarthmore College Alumni Bulletin, 1997.
The Swarthmorean, 1943-1945.