The porch columns from the original 1836 section of Old Metcalf Hall were used in this Greek temple erected on the west shore of Peacock Pond in 1935, following the demolition of the original dormitory. The sundial originally stood in… Read More »
1935President Park Speaks at Commencement
J. Edgar Park, Wheaton College president, speaks at commencement.
1935 - 1963William F. Chase
William F. Chase was the treasurer of the College, a trustee from 1935 to 1963 and vice president of the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank. When Chase retired from the board, the trustees noted that “he was a man who… Read More »
Purchased from Mr. Oldfield in 1936, the house at 46-48 East Main St. was remodelled and extended in 1937 to house two married faculty families. A large barn and other small outbuldings were demolished at that time. In a 1936… Read More »
Built into the hillside east of the Doll’s House, the Potato Cellar was used to store large quantities of potatoes grown on College land in the mid-1930s. The original statue of Hebe was stored here in the 1970s. The Potato… Read More »
1936Christopher Morley Speaks at Commencement
Christopher Morley, author and critic, speaks at Commencement.
1937Pike Memorial Bird Feeder
A granite bench and a bird-feeding station, designed by Ralph Adams Cram, were installed at the northeast corner of the Library in 1937. Its stand recalls Chinese bracketed supports, whereas the acroteria on its roof are Classical motifs; the copper… Read More »
1937William E. Hocking Speaks at Commencement
William E. Hocking, professor of philosophy at Harvard University, speaks at commencement.
1938Competition to Build a Modern Fine Arts Center
A competition to design a modern fine arts center is sponsored by Wheaton College, the Museum of Art, and Architectural Forum.
1938Houses on College Green
During the mid-1930s, seeking to improve accommodations for its women faculty, the College planned a small housing development in back of Barrows House. Two houses were built on College Green entirely by college workmen, using lumber milled from Wheaton trees… Read More »
1938Dr. Helen Wieand Cole Speaks at Commencement
Dr. Helen Wieand Cole, widow of Samuel Valentine Cole, speaks at Commencement.
1939Allan Nevins Speaks at Commencement
Allan Nevins, Professor of History at Columbia University, speaks at Wheaton’s 104th Commencement. As the author of over 50 books, Nevins’ work as a historian and journalist primarily focused on the Civil War and early business history. Nevins’ speech aimed… Read More »
1964Richard P. Chapman, Honorary Degree Recipient
Richard P. Chapman was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1939 to 1970, and its chairman from 1947 to 1964. Mr. Chapman was the Director of New England Merchants Bank and a trustee of many other institutions.