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Thomas Sutton Hall: Once at the Heart of Campus

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The new home of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will open in spring 2016 on the site formerly occupied by Thomas Sutton Hall. Constructed in 1903 and 1904, Thomas Sutton Hall was at the heart of campus: It was the place where most students came to eat every day. After its demolition in the late 1970s, some of Thomas Sutton’s stained glass windows found their way into what was then the new Stapleton Library. After several years in storage, still more of the windows are being refurbished for inclusion in the new humanities building. This restoration was made possible by the Class of 2014’s Senior Class Gift project.

Following are some photos of Thomas Sutton Hall from the IUP archives. Click on any image to start the slideshow.

Late 1800s Refectory postcard, inside view1907 Thomas Sutton Hall postcard1907 Thomas Sutton Hall postcard/1907 Thomas Sutton Hall postcard1909 Thomas Sutton Hall postcard1920s Thomas Sutton Hall postcard1920s Thomas Sutton Hall and Conservatory of Music1979 Oak yearbook Thomas Sutton demolition2012 Stained glass windows from Thomas Sutton in Stapleton Library2015: Kelsey Adams, vice president of the Senior Class Gift Committee, and Kadeem Washington ’14, former president of the Student Philanthropy Council, cleaned some stained glass windows from Thomas Sutton Hall kept in storage in Robertshaw. The IUP Class of 2014 made refurbishing the windows its Senior Class Gift project.