Sever Hall
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Architect Henry Hobson Richardson
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Location Cambridge, Massachusetts   map
Date 1878 to 1880   timeline
Building Type academic
 Construction System brick bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context urban park campus
Style Richardsonian Romanesque
Notes At Harvard University. large hipped roof


Exterior photo showing facade brickwork detail

Exterior photo of facade showing windows and semi-turret

Photo, exterior overview


Site Plan Drawing

Lower Plan Drawing



Elevation Drawing

Upper Plan Drawing

Elevation Drawing

Sources on Sever Hall

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. drawings and diagrams, p98-99. — Updated edition available at

Donald Corner and Jenny Young, University of Oregon. Slides from photographers' collection. PCD.2350.1012.1143.28, exterior photo showing facade brickwork detail. PCD.2350.1012.1143.27, exterior photo of facade showing windows and semi-turret.

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner. H. H. Richardson, Complete Architectural Works Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982. Exterior photo of front face of building, f71c, p198. — 1984 Edition available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Sever Hall


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