Landrum Hall, Constructed 1957-1958

Originally designed as a women's dormitory, Landrum Hall is located on Landrum Drive next to Chandler Hall. The Board of Visitors named the hall for Grace Warren Landrum, the dean of women and a professor of English from 1927 to 1947. The dedication ceremony was held on February 9, 1959.

The plans for Landrum Hall included a large recreation room in the basement, a lounge and lobby on the first floor, an elevator, and a capacity to house 185 women. Construction was completed in 1958, and the dormitory was built to house 217 female freshman. When it opened in 1959, the dorm was considered modern and a desirable place to reside. Landrum Hall has suffered a series of floods throughout its history, most notably in 1961, 1982, and 1987. Landrum Hall is currently co-ed and is home to the Eco House, a special interest house dedicated to the environment and environmentally friendly living. Each floor has a lounge area, a parlor on the first floor and a large lounge in the basement.

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Landrum Hall, 2015

Landrum Hall, 2015

A photograph of Landrum Hall as it appears in 2015. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Landrum Hall construction, circa 1957

Landrum Hall construction, circa 1957

An image of the excavation site for Landrum Hall, circa 1957. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Landrum Hall under construction, circa 1957

Landrum Hall under construction, circa 1957

Landrum Hall under construction circa 1957. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Landrum Hall, undated

Landrum Hall, undated

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

Landrum Hall, undated

Landrum Hall, undated

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

Grace Warren Landrum, Christmas 1939

Grace Warren Landrum, Christmas 1939

A formal photograph of Grace Warren Landrum, Dean of Women and professor of English from 1927-1947. | 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., “Landrum Hall, Constructed 1957-1958,” TribeTrek, accessed July 24, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/18.
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