UMASS AMHERST campus planning
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   a history of campus

a culture
of planning.



preliminary planning principles

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umass in the early twentieth century

Extant buildings constructed 1900-1929

Extant buildings constructed prior to 1900.

During this period, the institution expanded curriculum to include liberal arts in addition to agriculture. Campus development continued to be of a residential scale and constructed in a traditional style reflecting the rural and picturesque, with shade trees and majestic elms lining central roads. Ellis Drive was the main campus promenade which allowed the buildings to face toward the Pond. Subsequent development created the campus lawn thus cutting off the campus from the Pond.

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vintage pictures

Top to bottom: aerial view from the southwest, Stockbridge and Draper Halls, Wilder Hall


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