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Facility Location:  
This represents emergency response location only, may not reflect occupants mailing address.
144 East Ave
City of Ithaca
Tompkins
NY -
Construction Date:   1947
Gross Area:   87,977 sq ft
Net Area:   74,933 sq ft
Architect:   Fredrick L Ackerman
Style:   Stripped Classicism
Unit Facility Director:   dar3 - Darrell A. Reynolds
Building Coordinators
Maintenance Zone:   Endowed
Campus Site:   29 - Ithaca Main Campus
Jurisdiction:   City of Ithaca
State Owned?:   No
Historic Building:   NL - Not Listed as Landmark
Historic District:   NL - Not Located Within a District
Photo: Day Hall
Day Hall is composed of five masses of varying heights arranged around a central square court. The masses are shifted off one another, which along with the centralized court, allows for natural light in almost every space. Compacting the building in this way allowed the preservation of the creek and surrounding area. Facing the Creek is the lowest mass of two stories and a second entry. The East Avenue facade is four and five stories. The limestone facades are ornamented with pilasters which have low relief leaf patterns, which along with the metal ceiling and smaller carved ornaments at the main entryway, mark the building as Stripped Classicism. The 1947 building program included sleeping and bathing provisions which were accommodated in the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Ackerman's design. From 1956-62 these floors were remodeled to provide further office space. Also, partitions were rearranged and added on the first two floors of the building. The exterior remained basically the same, except for the addition of a new window on the north face. Alterations were designed by the Buildings and Properties Department of Cornell.