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Cary Quadrangle (West Lafayette, Ind.)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1939-

Historical Information

Cary Quadrangle is is a men's residence hall comprised of five buildings on the near north side of the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Frank and Jessie Levering Cary of Lafayette donated $50,000 to build the dormitory in memory of their son, Franklin Levering Cary. Franklin died suddenly of appendicitis shortly before his anticipated college enrollment date in 1912.

The Cary Quadrangle East was the first of the Franklin Levering Cary Quadrangle buildings. The cornerstone was laid on November 5, 1927. When it was built, it was a 42 x 269 foot structure that was made of of brick, stone, and reinforced concrete. It was three stories high with a basement and contained quarters for 153 male students, a manager's suite, a large dining room, a completely equipped kitchen, three lounges, and a heating plant of its own. It was designed with Tudor Gothic architecture and was used as a men's residence hall. The other four buildings that form Cary Quadrangle, in order of construction, are: Northeast, West, Northwest, and South.

Citation

Franklin Levering Cary Quadrangle (East). Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Access September 19, 2019. http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/campus/buildings/357

Citation

Franklin Levering Cary Quadrangle (NE). Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Access September 19, 2019. http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/campus/buildings/356

Citation

Franklin Levering Cary Quadrangle (West). Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Access September 19, 2019. http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/campus/buildings/10

Citation

Franklin Levering Cary Quadrangle (NW). Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Access September 19, 2019. http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/campus/buildings/358

Citation

Franklin Levering Cary Quadrangle (South). Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Access September 19, 2019. http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/campus/buildings/359

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Adam Rice collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20201015

Campus Art Survey records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 62, Placement: 02
Identifier: UA 142
Scope and Contents The Campus Art Survey records contain reports and inventories of the various paintings and works of art that were present on campus. The reports include the locations of the works of art at that time.
Dates: 1938 - 1958

Donald Heile collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20210309

Fox family slides of Purdue University

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 43
Identifier: 2022-042

Frederick A. Bennett Cary Quad pin

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 37
Identifier: 2022-043

Stephen McNeil films of Purdue University

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20201022