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July 31, 2008

Clarke Tower

Many students and alumni might be surprised that one of our dormitories won a national award. In 1968, Clarke Tower won a Project Design Merit Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Clarke Tower, named for John Hessin Clarke, an alumnus and former U. S. Supreme Court Justice, was originally a men's dorm, providing housing for 320. Completed in 1967, it was Western Reserve University's first high-rise residence hall.

See: http://www.case.edu/its/archives/dormitorylife/northside.htm for a photo of Clarke and the other north-side dormitories.

Posted by hxy2 at July 31, 2008 10:28 AM

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