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Title "Moorish" Barn
Photographer Unknown
Catalog Number 2004.04.08.m
Description "Moorish" Barn. c. 1900.
B&W print photo, 8 x 10", showing the left-front face of the building commonly referred to as the "Moorish" Barn. Individuals, mostly females, are walking in the foreground. The signature feature of the building is the lattice trim on the porches that suggests a Middle Eastern motif.

"Built in 1887 -- It is the only permanent summer school in the world. It stands on a breezy Knoll and the Northern edge of the Assembly Grounds and the students thru the open windows of the class-rooms, can look out on the green slopes below and watch the white steam boats rippling the placid surface of the lake." It accomodates about 600 students and there is a dormitory on the third floor. Last year 575 students enrolled. William Rainey Harper is the principal of the college. [From the Tribune Monthly -- Sept. 1890 -- "A Summer at Chautauqua."]
Decade 190
Collection Chautauqua Institution Photographic Collection
Search Terms Moorish Barn
Object Name Print, Photographic (b&w)
Classification Architecture/Buildings/Exteriors
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Print size 8 x 10"
Place Chautauqua Institution
Studio Unknown
Copyright Public Domain
Date c. 1900