Claremont McKenna College
Founded in 1946, Claremont McKenna College
is a private, coeducational,
undergraduate liberal arts college.
23 – Pitzer Hall (1949) 850 Columbia Avenue
The first structure built for Claremont McKenna College, this hall was named after a major donor; Russell Pitzer; who would also make generous donations to Harvey Mudd College and have Pitzer College named after him. Its simple yet dignified design was created by architect George Allison, whose uncle, David Allison, set up the plan of the campus. It is sympathetic to the Mediterranean style of Scripps College to the north and to the dormitories of Pomona College to the south.
24 – Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (1983)
A unique program at CMC gave rise to this very attractive and much used modern structure designed by Quincy Jones. Believing that students would benefit from a more personal and informal interaction with professors and distinguished visitors to the campus, CMC built this athenaeum, which offers a dining room and meeting rooms for small group encounters and lectures that are often open to the community at large.
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