Norman Hall Norman Hall

 

Norman Hall was built in 1934 as the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, a K-12 center for practice teaching and educational innovation, and now serves the College of Education. The main entrance is set in a crenellated clock tower. Cast-stone gargoyles leer from the cornice and corbels of students support the arched entrance. Dean of the College of Education, James W. Norman helped raise funds for the model school, and the building was renamed for him when P.K. Yonge Laboratory School moved to new quarters. The Norman Gym now houses the Digital Worlds Institute for the College of Fine Arts.


Character Defining Features

 

  • SCALE camera
  •           3-1/2 stories

  • MASSING
  •           Rectangular with L shape addition

              Cross gable bays

  • ROOF camera
  •           Gable roof with hop roof dormers

  • ENTRANCES camera
  •           Main entrance is in a crenellated clock tower

  • WINDOWS camera
  •           9 over 9 light

              Double hung

              Single, paired and in groups of 6

  • MATERIALS camera
  •           Brick is English bond

              Herringbone pattern between first and second floor windows

              Diagonal pattern at main north entrance to the campus

              Variegated tiles of ochre, red, and flashed flat tiles

  • ORNAMENTATION camera
  •           Cast stone water table with half round and "bulging torus"

              Cast stone lintels and sills

              Quoins

              Cast stone figures

              Cast entrance surrounds

  • INTERIOR FEATURES camera
  • BUILDING-SITE RELATIONSHIP
  •           Set back from 13th Street

     

    Norman Hall

     


    Architect:  Rudolph Weaver

    Contractor: Paul Smith Construction Co.

    Building Name:  Dean of the College of Education, James W. Norman


     

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