Sayles Memorial Hall, Providence

Sayles Memorial Hall, Providence

Sayles Memorial Hall is a Richardsonian Romanesque hall on the central campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The granite structure was designed by Alpheus C. Morse and constructed from 1879 to 1881.

Sayles Hall was built in memoriam of William Clark Sayles, who entered Brown in 1874 and died in 1876. In 1878 Sayles' father gifted the school $50,000 for the construction of a building in his sons' honor “which shall be exclusively and forever devoted to lectures and recitations, and to meetings on academic occasions.”

The building is constructed of rock-faced Westerly granite with Longmeadow brownstone trim. The structure follows a T-shaped plan. The front section measures 35 by 75 feet and is topped by a hipped roof; the rear of the building has a gabled roof. The main auditorium of the building is characterized by pine roof trusses.

The building is home to a 1903 Hutchings-Votey gifted to the university by Lucian Sharpe. Today, the organ is the largest remaining Hutchings-Votey organ of its type. The organ is used for an annual Halloween concert which begins at midnight.

The main auditorium of the structure is adorned with 35 historical and contemporary portraits of leaders and benefactors of the university.
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Sight Name: Sayles Memorial Hall
Sight Location: Providence, USA (See walking tours in Providence)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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