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November 27, 2006

Students use a variety of criteria to pick their future University. They look at class size, course offerings, sports, and if they’re smart they check out the cafeteria. Now, thanks to the Council of Independent Colleges’ Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP) students can also check out a University’s “places of historical significance.” The HCAP site details 2,000 historic places from 370 institutions. Each entry on a historical place (described on the site as “buildings, landscapes, campus plans, and heritage sites”) includes its designer, building style, function, time period, and resources to more information. Check out your alma mater or future institute of study, and you might find that there’s an interesting history behind that dreaded building of your 8 a.m. 20th-century Europe class.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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