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Morrow House

Morrow House is one of the 10 houses of "the Quad." The path from the Quad to the center of campus passes the president's house and offers a beautiful view of Paradise Pond.

The complex was built in stages starting in 1922, to alleviate a housing shortage on campus. When all the houses were completed in 1936, William Allan Neilson, then the president of Smith, pronounced it the "Great Quadrangle."

Since the Quad is a 10-minute walk from academic buildings and a 15-minute walk from downtown Northampton, some students prefer to use a bicycle.

Unique to Morrow House is its "poetry room" which became part of the house's design at the suggestion of Elizabeth Cutter Morrow. Morrow, for whom the house is named, was a graduate of Smith and served as acting president of the college in 1939. The room contains a collection of volumes of poetry and books about poets, inviting readers to enjoy what was one of Morrow's chief pleasures.

Year Built 1926
Renovations 1999
Capacity 83
Residential floors 4
Singles 56
Doubles 12
Triples 1
Approximate number sharing a bathroom 25
Handicapped accessible Yes
Elevator No

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