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TBT: Amherst Then VS Amherst Now

In 1998, a student named Brian T. Meacham created a website that compiled images of the Amherst college buildings throughout the years, starting from 1810!  For students who have family that attended Amherst College in previous years, they know firsthand how much the school can change.  In honor of Throwback Thursday, try and figure out the Amherst building before it’s modern renovation.

 
Hint: A dorm on the Triangle where your favorite junior HC Amherst Campus Correspondent lives.
 
 
Did you guess Hitchcock?  Then you’re corect!  Honestly, it doesn’t look much different than it did in 1928.   

Hint: If you and a few of your friends want to live together, this is prime real estate!

 
 
Did you guess Jenkins?  I couldn’t recognize this 1977 building as the one we are in a lottery for each year.  Could you?

Hint: This dorm got a name change a few years ago and a few members of the Class of 2013 still refuse to call it by its new name.

 
Did you guess Lipton?  Well, in the 1918 photo it was called Hamilton House!  

Hint:  If you want to live in this dorm, you have to show a special talent!

 
 
Did you guess Marsh?  I barely recognized it from this 1893 photo.

Hint:  This dorm and its twin used to be ‘L’ shaped as you see here.

 
 
Did you guess James?  Then you are correct. James was one of the dorms built to cover the post-war housing crunch.  Now it is one of the gorgeous dorms that graces and completes the freshman quad.
 
Want to see more pictures of buildings on campus (and interesting facts!) check out Amhertiana.org.  Happy Thursday!
 
***Special Shout-out to Pierre-Alexander for bringing Amherstiana to my attention and spreading it’s wonders!  
Carina Corbin graduated from Amherst College in 2017 and started writing for Her Campus during her first year. She was a Computer Science and Asian Languages & Civilizations double major that still loves to learn languages, write short stories, eat great food and travel. She wrote for Her Campus Amherst for four years and was Campus Correspondent for 3.5 years. She enjoyed interviewing Campus Profiles and writing content that connected with the Amherst community.
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