College Relocates Three Historic Residence Halls
As an alternative to demolition and new construction, Goucher College recently relocated three historic residence halls on its campus to preserve and reuse for future generations. The innovative initiative highlights the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability, while also historically preserving the Froelicher Hall buildings, which were built in the 1950s as part of the college’s move to the Towson campus. The buildings were relocated over the summer, and renovations were completed in time for students to occupy them for the fall semester.
The project marks one of the largest and fastest building relocations to ever take place on a college campus. The Froelicher Hall buildings were moved 500 feet across campus to new foundations. Each of the residence halls weighed more than 1,100 tons. The Froelicher Hall move will make way for the expansion of the new first-year village that Goucher says will strengthen community space and continue to bring faculty back to campus.
To view a 30-second time-lapse video of the move, visit Goucher.edu/CommunityMatters