, sometimes referred to as Old Main
or Old College
is on the Vassar College
campus in Poughkeepsie, New York
. It was built by James Renwick Jr.
in the Second Empire style
, the second building in the history of what was one of America's first women's colleges. At the time, it housed the entire college, including dormitories, libraries, classrooms, and dining halls. Currently, the first and second floors house campus administration while the remaining three house student rooms.
It was taken over by protesters in 1969.
It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1986.. The Vassar Observatory, the first building built on the Vassar campus, is also a National Historic Landmark.