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KENT School Proposal 1929

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF KENT SCHOOL
ARTHUR L. HARMON, ROGER H. BULLARD, Associated Architects

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF KENT SCHOOL
ARTHUR L. HARMON, ROGER H. BULLARD, Associated Architects

The building site of the KENT School is on a peninsula formed by the Housatonic River on the easterly side and the mill pond and dam on the west and south. The limitation of the space for a group of buildings is such that they have been arranged so as to take advantage of the existing conditions and also so as to interfere as little as possible with the functioning of the school during the construction of the various units. Three of the buildings shown in the model are existing buildings, all of which are of brick with slate roof and semi-fireproof. These are of simple New England Colonial design, the general character of which is to be carried out in the future school group. The Chapel, which is located at the base of the hill toward the north, and which is slightly removed from the main school group, is of local field stone of a Norman Chapel by a Cloister of three bays which ascends in steps to the base of the tower. The entire group is intended to be of fireproof construction. The retaining walls and base of the buildings, where the level is one story below the level of the school yard, is of field stone. the roofs are of slate, gambreel roofs having been adopted for the main buildings. Most of the units are inter-communicating by means of arcades. The future gymnasium will be located near the athletic field, north of the group.

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Interior of Proposed Chapel

INTERIOR OF PROPOSED CHAPEL, KENT SCHOOL, KENT, CONN.
ARTHUR LOOMIS HARMON, ROGER H. BULLARD, ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
From the drawing by Schell Lewis

Interior of Proposed Chapel

PROPOSED CHAPEL, KENT SCHOOL, KENT, CONN.
ARTHUR LOOMIS HARMON, ROGER H. BULLARD, ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
From the drawing by Schell Lewis

Development Plan

EXISTING BUILDINGS: 1. Infirmary; 2.Resident Doctor's House; 3. South Hall (Dining Hall).
PROPOSED BUILDINGS: 4. West Hall (Dormitory); 5. East Hall (Library and Auditorium); 6. Alumni House;
7. Reception House; 8. School Building; 9. North Hall (Dormitory); Chapel.

PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF KENT SCHOOL, KENT, CONN.
ARTHUR LOOMIS HARMON, ROGER H. BULLARD, ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS

Birds Eye View of Model

The present dining hall forms the south end of a main school yard opening to the road
between two low buildings. Buildings No. 6 and No. 7 hold the school life during the day and are
said to receive the maximum sun and light about a court facing on the river.

BIRDSEYE VIEW OF MODEL, SHOWING EXISTING AND PROPOSED BUILDINGS