Laban Morey Wheaton built this home for his mother, Fanny Morey Wheaton, after the death of his father in 1846. Originally built on the southeast corner of Howard and Main Streets, it was moved across the street in 1856 when… Read More »
1846 - 1965Holmes Cottage
1902 - 1960Carter Cottage/ Dr. Mack’s House
Originally located on East Main Street east of Seminary Hall (Mary Lyon Hall), this house was owned by Mrs. Wheaton who sold it to Mr. Gibbs ca. 1851. Wheaton Seminary acquired it in 1902 as part of the Boynton Estate.… Read More »
Catherine Filene Shouse was a member of the class of 1918. Daughter of Lincoln and Theresa Filene, Catherine organized the first Intercollegiate Vocational Conference for Women at Wheaton in 1917, while still a junior. Vocational conferences were held at Wheaton… Read More »
The College purchased this house from Thomas and Jessie T. Wetherell in 1927 for a faculty residence. After it was renovated, it was used for housing male workers, so it was sometimes called the “YMCA.” It was demolished in 1963.
1935 - 1962Little Theatre
The barn in back of Oceans View (14 Taunton Avenue) was renovated into a practice, or “little,” theatre in 1935. Little Theatre was demolished in 1962 when Watson Fine Arts Center was built.
1944 - 1961Alexander H. Meneely
Dartmouth College Professor of History Alexander Howard Meneely (1899-1961) began his 17-year tenure when Dr. Park retired in 1944, faced with leading the College in a period of post-war confusion and rising costs. Enrollment growth allowed Wheaton to expand and… Read More »
Muriel Reylonds, Class of 1924, is named one of the first two women officers of a major worldwide corporation.
Dr. Rosemary Park, President of Connecticut College and daughter of Wheaton President J. Edgar Park, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1960 - PresentClark Hall
This residence hall was built and dedicated in 1960 to honor Kate Upson Clark, class of 1869. Clark was an active and influential member of Alumnae Association for over 50 years. She was the founder of the New York Wheaton… Read More »
La Marchesa Iris Origo, an author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Nancy Oakes Lewis, dean of Pembroke College, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Esther Cloudman Dunn, Smith College Professor of English, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Bertha Sheppard Adkins, Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Margaret Clapp, President of Wellesley College, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Ruth Sleeper, Director of School of Nursing & Nursing Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Hilda Geiringer, Wheaton Professor of Mathematics, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Carrol M. Shanks, President of the Prudential Insurance Company of America and Wheaton College Trustee, speaks at Commencement.
1961 - PresentAustin House/ 20 Elm Street
Designed by Alex Cvijanovic of Walter Gropius’ The Architects Collaborative (TAC) of Cambridge, MA, this modern house is nestled in the woods adjacent to the fields surrounding the Old Observatory. Holcombe Austin, Professor of Philosophy from 1941 to 1972 (emeritus,… Read More »
1961 - PresentHaviland Court
The landscaping facing East Main Street between the Young, McIntire and Clark Halls was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Edward S. Haviland, the mother of Magdalena Vanderlyn Quinby, class of 1931. Haviland Court was named for Mrs. Haviland.
Katharine Morrison McClinton, author on art and decoration, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.