preliminary planning principles
umass in the beginning
Extant buildings constructed 1850-1899
UMass was founded in1863 as a land-grant agricultural college; the first facilities were four frame buildings. The University‘s first fifty years of development are represented by a handful of extant residential-scale buildings –brick and frame –that served the agricultural mission of the institution. Farm fields, orchards, and pastures were immediately adjacent to the campus and served as working laboratories and classrooms.
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A SIMPLER TIME
The UMass Amherst campus back in the day.