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Dewey Hall

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Overview

Facility
DEWEY
Number
A172
Function
Gross Square Feet
55,458
Construction Cost
$1,999,000
Completed
November, 1972
Architect
I.M. Pei and Associates

Occupants

Function

Governors Residence Complex is a dormitory for freshman, honors, international, graduate, and other students. It consists of four linked halls: Clinton, Dewey, Lehman & Roosevelt. Roosevelt Hall is an exclusively freshman dorm; Clinton Hall is an exclusively graduate dorm. The Governors complex was designed by I.M. Pei. Pei also designed an addition to the Louvre and Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. SUNY used Pei's plans to design a dormitory at SUNY Fredonia that is architecturally identical to Governors.

Namesake

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas E. Dewey (1903-1971) was Governor of New York State from 1943 to 1954, during which time the State University was created.  He lost a famous close race for U.S. president in 1948 to Harry S. Truman.

storical research and photographs provided by University Archives.