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Clemens Hall

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Overview

Facility
CLEMEN
Number
A240
Function
Gross Square Feet
117,414
Construction Cost
$5,360,000
Completed
May, 1976
Architect
Ulrich Franzen and Associates

Occupants

Function

The name of one of America's most distinctive writers graces the 10-story building that houses UB's English department and other humanities departments of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Clemens Hall houses classrooms, the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and several departments within the College. It incorporates a Language and Learning Laboratory with 152 wired stations and a microcomputer lab for CAS faculty and students.

Namesake

 Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens

Under the pseudonym Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens (1835-1910), wrote the classics Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He moved to Buffalo in 1869 and became an editor and part-owner of the Buffalo Express newspaper.

Historical research and photographs provided by University Archives.