Chapin Hall

Named for Alfred Clark Chapin, Class of 1869

62 Chapin Hall Drive
22,244 sq. ft.

Chapin Hall, 2008

Chapin Hall, 2008

About Chapin Hall

Chapin Hall carries the name of Alfred Clark Chapin, class of 1869. It was dedicated in 1912 and was first called “Grace Hall” in honor of Chapin’s first wife who died in 1908. The building was renamed in 1921 after Mr. Chapin had remarried. The hall was built as an auditorium “to be used for all College functions as are meant to be held in an auditorium …”

Major Construction History

Date Project Cost
1912 Built
Architect: Cram Goodhue and Ferguson
cost of organ – $45,800
$259,313
1957 Restoration
Designed by: Peter P. Welanetz, PE and W.C. Bryant
(1953 – $10,000)
$30,000
1977 Renovation Phase I
Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
$400,000
1993 Replace roof $113,850
1997 Sitework – Baxter, Chapin, Sawyer
Architect: Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc.
Additional Funding – $50,000
$300,000
2002 Masonry repairs – rebuild front steps $195,000
2004 NCUP chilled water to Chapin $350,000
2004 Restore and clean masonry
Windows lead replacement
$414,424
$106,619
2008 Acoustic upgrade $150,000
2010 HVAC/ADA upgrade $5,000,000