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Before Jefferson, There Was Ramée

Martin Benjamin

Joseph Ramée's 1813 plans for Union College arranged buildings around a wide lawn, and placed a classical rotunda in the middle, on the site now occupied by the Nott Memorial.
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The American college campus as we know it—with buildings organized in a parklike setting—turns 200 this spring. A couple of weeks ago that milestone was celebrated with a weekend-long symposium here at Union College, where in early 1813 a...

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