In 1959 Kalamazoo College was deeded a home from the family of Herbert Humphrey, a local industrialist. Humphrey built this home in 1915, knocking down the original house on this site which was built in 1871 for Volney Hascall. The architect of the new house was Howard Shaw of Chicago. The large Tudor-style home located on Academy Street at Acker Lane (formerly Carmel Street), sits on property just south of Stowe Tennis Stadium. At first, it was used as additional dormitory space, then it became home to the English, Philosophy, Religion and Classics Departments. The small carriage house behind it was part of the original Humphrey property.

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