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EAST HALL RENOVATION

Contact: The Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 484-664-3247 or development@muhlenberg.edu.

East Hall, dedicated in 1903, is a cornerstone of the Muhlenberg campus and its oldest residence hall.  A striking example of the Collegiate Gothic style, East was considered luxurious and cutting-edge among college dormitories when first built.  However, no major renovations have been made since an electrical upgrade in 1995, except for ongoing restoration and maintenance of the building’s exterior.

Students love East Hall’s quaint and quirky charm, but the building interior requires a complete renovation of the interior walls and floors, plumbing, electrical and air-handling systems. The building also needs energy-saving control systems, new technology and an elevator. An addition will add approximately 13,000 square feet, allowing this landmark building to accommodate additional students, provide handicapped accessible bedrooms and bathrooms, common areas for students to study and socialize, kitchen and dining areas for informal gatherings and laundry facilities. All rooms in the renovated East Hall will also have individual controls for heat and air-conditioning.

The architectural integrity of the building will be preserved by maintaining the original fireplaces, the eclectic spirit of the uniquely individual rooms and the return of the original cupolas atop the south face of the restored East Hall.