Grove Dormitories

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The Grove
A sketch of the proposed dormitories
A site plan for the four dormitories

The Grove Dormitories were four proposed five story dormitories to be built in The Grove. The plans were commissioned by Seth Low from McKim, Meade and White in June of 1898 after Low caved to pressure from the trustees to build housing for students on the new Morningside Heights campus after the plans for the independently owned and operated Hamilton Court fell through. Low was philosophically opposed a residential system, and despite having the plans commissioned, never put the effort into getting them funded and built. It wouldn't be until Marcellus Hartley Dodge donated Hartley Hall in 1903 that a dormitory would finally get built.