DeWaters Hall

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DeWaters Hall, located just to the west of Stetson Chapel, was named for Sarah A. and Enos A. DeWaters, Flint (Mich.) philanthropists and civic leaders, and Kalamazoo graduates. It was dedicated at Homecoming in 1964. It was built to provide rooms for 110 women, at a time when campus was expanding rapidly. The DeWaters family were long-time supporters of Kalamazoo College, having also supported the construction of Hoben Hall. The architects for DeWaters Hall were Stone & Parent.


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    Exterior of DeWaters Hall
    (Kalamazoo College, 1964)
    Exterior view of DeWaters Hall, looking from the back parking lot near Hicks Student Center.
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    Interior of DeWaters Hall
    (Kalamazoo College, 1964-10-31) Schiavone Studio
    Interior view of main lounge in DeWaters Hall. Shows the Dedication Ceremony of DeWaters Hall, which took place on October 31, 1964 at 11:30am. Lloyd Averill (Vice-President of Kalamazoo College and Dean of the Chapel) is speaking at the podium.
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    Sarah A. DeWaters
    (Kalamazoo College, 193) Craine
    Sarah Allis DeWaters was a member of the Class of 1900. She and her husband (Enos DeWaters, Class of 1899) donated money for the building of Hoben Hall. Decades later, a new women's dormitory was named in her honor. In addition to this, a women's scholarship known as the Sarah A. DeWaters Fund was begun in 1950.
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    Enos A. DeWaters
    (Kalamazoo College, 1951)
    Enos A. DeWaters, Class of 1899 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1938 to 1946.
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    Dedication of DeWaters Hall
    (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1964-10-31) Maxwell, Robert
    President Weimer K. Hicks speaking at the dedication of DeWaters Hall on October 31, 1964.
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