Emerson and Jordan houses,
two of the 10 houses in the Quadrangle, are
receiving renovations this summer, including fresh
paint, new lighting, new flooring and reconfigured study
spaces. When residents of the houses return and take up their
Emerson and Jordan homes in August, they will break in their
brand new house furnishings.
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Emerson arch is among the Smith campus' more distinguishing
features. Emerson was built in 1922, one of 10 built
in the Quad to address a housing shortage.
Emerson House renovations include complete refinishing
of the three public spaces, including this living room,
getting fresh paint, recessed lighting, new carpet
and re-upholsterd furniture.
air hockey game table from the other Emerson living
room will be set up in the basement to create more
The former staff dining room will become
a new study room for Emerson residents, with built-in
book cases and counters.
small space off of the new study room will become a
kitchenette with new appliances and cabinets.
who oversees the Emerson and Jordan house renovations,
rides his bicycle from project to project.
House, named after Mary Augusta Jordan, professor at
Smith, 1884-1921, was built in 1922, along with Emerson
and Cushing houses.
Like its sister house Emerson, Jordan
will feature a newly refurbished living room, with
fresh paint, carpet, lighting and furnishings.
shelves are being removed from the kitchenette in Jordan
to give the space a whole new look.
A fire-resistant ceiling is being installed
in the Jordan living room, and new sconce lights will
replace these antique models.