Hogan Hall

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Built 1898
(Converted 1994)
Population 114
University Residence Halls
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Hogan is perhaps the most desired residence hall. It is the smallest residence hall on campus. Hogan's street address is 566 West 114th Street. Hogan was built in 1898 and originally served as a nursing home called St. Lukes Home. It is the oldest building now in use as a residence hall.


Frank Smithwick Hogan Hall, named, unbelievably enough, for lawyer and alumnus Frank Smithwick Hogan, is that rarity that began life neither as a dormitory nor as an apartment building. St. Luke's Home for Indigent Christian Females, which was organized in 1852 to assist poor Episcopalian women over fifty, hired the firm Trowbridge & Livingston to design its retirement home, which was acquired in the 1970s and renamed Hogan Hall.[1] Interestingly, it was supposed to have a rooftop sundeck and lounge.

The construction and renovation of Hogan Hall, one of Columbia's first major projects following the 1968 riots, was done with the utmost of care and sensitivity with respect to the building's historical charms. Columbia commissioned the little-known firm of R. M. Kliment & Francis Halsband to do the renovation, and their end result is innovative to say the least. The outside of the building was not touched, but the interior was to be converted to university offices and graduate-only housing. The odd choice of colors, furniture, lighting fixtures, and the like, are all influences of the 1970s.

The Treasurer and Controller's office originally took up the first three floors, accommodated in a converted chapel and dining hall, but they have since been moved, oddly enough to 54th Street and Broadway. In the meantime, most of the building has been given over to undergraduate housing, with the exception of first floor and basement offices for the Earth Institute, and the entrance was moved to Broadway Residence Hall in 2001.


Each suite has a kitchen with stove, oven, fridge, and dishwasher.


  • 16 4-person suites with 4 singles
  • 10 5-person suites with 5 singles


  • Large single rooms in suites. No doubles.
  • Good soundproofing, so good for holding parties without disturbing neighbors.
  • Resident Advisers are more laid back.
  • Big windows, high ceilings, even more closet space than Carman.
  • Shared skylounge with Broadway
  • Good location, near campus, Butler, Frat Row, bars, subway, restaurants, etc.


  • Smaller lounges than EC.
  • Rooms vary in size unlike EC.
  • Shared laundry and printing facilities with Broadway.


Floor plans


<googlemap lat="40.806385" lon="-73.964792" type="map" zoom="16" width="500" height="300" controls="small"> 40.806385, -73.964792, Hogan </googlemap>

Building address

566 W. 114th St.
New York, NY 10025

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