Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
College History

Academics

1898

Cram surveys Wheaton

President Cole asks the young Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram to visit campus and create a campus plan.  At Wheaton, Cram finds Seminary Hall, the Boarding House, a bowling alley set in an orchard, the “Cheesebox” observatory, and a large barn.  He designs his first campus plan, and one of the first campus quadrangles in the nation, planning a “Court of Honor” of named buildings around a town green-like space.

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