Construction on Harmon Hall began in 1946. An influx of men returning from service in World War II required a new residence hall for men. It was designed by the architect Aymar Embury who intended one of the wings as married student housing. The residence hall is located on Academy St. next to Olds-Upton and Hoben Halls. The building is named after Dr. Claude M. Harmon who was a College trustee. Harmon Hall included a health clinic which moved to Hicks Center after the latter's 2008 renovation.

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  • Dedication of Harmon Hall, 1948 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1948-10)
    Claude Harmon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1919 to 1938, is greeted by George K. Ferguson '13, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Allen B. Stowe '20, chairman of the college's three-man administrative ...
  • Kalamazoo College Alumnus (October, 1948) 

    Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo College Alumni Association (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1948-10)
    Mrs. Bachelor Dies in Kalamazoo -- Harmon Arriving for Dedication Ceremonies -- Harmon Dedication Homecoming Feature -- Excerpts from Donald King's Banquet Address -- Kazoo Represented at Dedications, Inaugurations -- Mr. ...
  • Dedication program: Harmon Hall. 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1948-10-16)
    Dedication program for the formal opening of Kalamazoo College's Harmon Hall, honoring Claude M. Harmon, on Homecoming Day, October 16, 1948.
  • Kalamazoo College Harmon Hall 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1948-02-14)
    Kalamazoo College's Harmon Hall dormitory. Designed by Aymar Embury, Harmon Hall opened in September 1947. It housed 125 upperclassmen, although because of a slight downturn in enrollment, it was not fully occupied for the ...
  • Kalamazoo College's Harmon Hall Lounge 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1950)
    The lounge in Kalamazoo College's Harmon Hall, which is located along Academy Street between the Anderson Athletic Center and Olds-Upton Science Hall. Designed by Aymar Embury, Harmon Hall opened in September 1947. It ...
  • Kalamazoo College Harmon Hall Dormitory Room 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    The interior of a dormitory room in Kalamazoo College's Harmon Hall. Designed by Aymar Embury, Harmon Hall opened in September 1947. It housed 125 upperclassmen, although because of a slight downturn in enrollment, it was ...