Russell Sage/Butterfield

Russell Sage/Butterfield

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Millionaire philanthropist Ralph Butterfield funded the 1895 Butterfield Museum; after that building fell to make way for Baker Library Butterfield dormitory took the name. Jens Frederick Larson designed this last of the pre-war dormitories. The building held 59 students in 1961 and 55 in 1990 occupying 35 singles and 10 doubles at that time. The dormitory was one of ten Navy V-12 dormitories and operated as the ship "U.S.S. Butterfield" during W.W.II. The lounge connecting Butterfield Hall and Russell Sage is called the Hyphen of 1988-9. Russell Sage Hall 1923 Eminent architect John Russell Pope designed Russell Sage Hall with Larson & Wells of Hanover and it cost $176 000. The dormitory stands on the 45-acre Hitchcock Estate in fact it stands near the site of the old Hitchcock Mansion. The dormitory held 99 in 7 singles 4 triples and 40 doubles in 1961 while in 1990 it held 23 more in 23 singles 3 doubles and 31 triples. All of the doubles and triples have half-baths with many triples have fireplaces. The hall operated as the ship "U.S.S. Russell Sage" during W.W.II when it was one of ten Navy V-12 dormitories. The building connects to Butterfield through the 1988 Hyphen (Facilities). (Source: Scott Meacham "Notes toward a Catalog of the Buildings and Landscapes of Dartmouth College " Dartmo.: The Buildings of Dartmouth College (updated 2001) at http://www.dartmo.com/buildings) Modeled by Jessica Glago
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