Josiah Cloudman Residence Hall

  • Designed by architects Bush-Brown, Gailey & Associates
  • Female freshman experience dorm
  • Opened in 1931

In memory of Josiah Cloudman, Mrs. Josephine Cloudman donated $128,000 to construct the residence hall. Initially designed as the Co-Op dormitory, it is now home to incoming female freshmen. The hall is known for a diverse history, being home to the football team and a lion named Clifford.

The building represents the work of Institute architecture faculty, including Bush-Brown and James Herbert Gailey and is an excellent example of the early Collegiate Gothic style on campus. The eight dormitories comprising the east campus residential quadrangle around the Brittain Dining Hall (known as Area I) represent the evolution of architectural style from the highlyornamented Collegiate Gothic through a more refined version of the style to the later streamlined Collegiate Gothic style with diminishing stylistic ornamentation. Cloudman Hall retains its integrity despite the replacement of historic windows and exterior doors with modern units not matching the historic condition and the addition of a non-historic semi-attached egress stair tower. Although these modifications did not result in the replacement of historic materials in-kind, the building retains its overall architectural and historic character.

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Philanthropy - In memory of Josiah Cloudman, Mrs. Josephine Cloudman donated $128,000 to construct the residence hall

Josiah Cloudman

Josiah Cloudman's wife donated money in honor of him to go towards the Cloudman Residence hall in 1931.