Chandler Hall, Constructed 1930-1931

Chandler Hall is a dormitory located between Barrett Hall and Landrum Hall. The dormitory is currently co-ed but originally functioned as a women’s dorm. Upon construction, it completed the trio of women’s dorms which included Jefferson Hall and Barrett Hall; arcades were constructed to connect the three buildings. The dorm is named for J.A.C. Chandler, president of William & Mary from 1919-1934. Chandler oversaw the expansion of the university from a small, struggling liberal arts university for men to a modern coeducational institution of higher learning.

In 1930, plans were presented to Board of Visitors for a third women's dormitory to accommodate approximately 150 women in double and single rooms with suites and kitchenettes. William & Mary architect Charles M. Robinson designed the dormitory, which opened for use in the summer of 1931 and housed summer school students. The second and third floors of the building were available for sororities to use as well. For the 2014-2015 academic year, Chandler Hall underwent a massive renovation project to update the dorm.

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Chandler Hall, 2015

Chandler Hall, 2015

A photograph of Chandler Hall undergoing renovation in 2015. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Chandler Hall, circa 1931

Chandler Hall, circa 1931

The exterior of Chandler Hall as seen from Campus Drive circa 1931. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Chandler Hall, undated

Chandler Hall, undated

An undated image of the exterior of Chandler Hall. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Chandler Hall Walkway, undated

Chandler Hall Walkway, undated

An undated photograph of the walkway between Chandler Hall and Barrett Hall. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Photograph of a Portrait of Julian A.C. Chandler, undated

Photograph of a Portrait of Julian A.C. Chandler, undated

Photograph of a portrait of Julian A.C. Chandler, president of William & Mary from 1919-1934. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

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Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary., “Chandler Hall, Constructed 1930-1931,” TribeTrek, accessed June 23, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/17.
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