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Goodyear Hall (GOODYR) - South Campus, Residential Sector

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Goodyear Hall

Ella Conger Goodyear Residence Hall is a high-rise building with integrated lounges, kitchenettes, and laundry facilities, as well as recreational facilities for students. Historically it represents part of the university's move towards becoming a true residential college.

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Ella Conger Goodyear In 1960, the Goodyear family contributed $500,000 to the university's building program to honor the memory of Ella Conger Goodyear (1853-1940). Known for her philanthropies and interest in the arts, Goodyear was the mother of Gen. Anson Conger Goodyear and the grandmother of George F. Goodyear. In 1912, she established the Charles W. Goodyear fund at the Albright Art Gallery in memory of her late husband. A frequent visitor to the White House during the Cleveland administration, Goodyear was a lifelong friend of Carolyn Tripp Clement. See Clement Hall. Anson Conger Goodyear served on the board of the Albright Art Gallery; he insisted that the gallery begin acquiring modern art, for which the museum later became renowned. He later moved to New York City and helped found the Museum of Modern Art.

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Building Facts

Primary function: Residence

Tenants: University Residence Halls and Apartments, Campus Dining and Shops, Dining Hall and Main Street Market, Emeritus Center

Architect: James, Meadows & Howard

Completion date: June, 1960

Gross square feet: 183,336

Construction cost: $807,000

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