The University of Chicago: Snell-Hitchcock Hall
New Pipes for the Oldest Residential Halls on the University’s Campus
The 2 year phased project includes the renovation of the existing bathrooms and janitor closets, including the new finishes, plumbing fixtures and piping, exhaust fans, electrical wiring and light fixtures at twenty-eight bathrooms.
Built in 1893 (Snell) and 1902 (Hitchcock), these are the oldest residence halls still in use on the University's campus. Snell Hall, designed by Henry Ives Cobb, a Gothic Revival style building; and Hitchcock Hall, designed by Dwight Perkins, a Prairie inspired Gothic Revival style building; are connected and are situated at the northwest end of the Main Quadrangle. Hitchcock Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and both are contributing structures in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District.