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Women at Brown lived in a dormitory on Benefit Street (66 Benefit Street) during the school’s first quarter century. Andrews, Jacques & Rantoul shifted the architectural flavor from old England to late eighteenth-century America with Miller (on the east) and Metcalf (on the west) dormitories, which faced each other across an open space; the same firm (by then Andrews, Jones, Briscoe & Whitmore) followed suit with Alumnae Hall, built as a dining and assembly hall. Andrews Hall, by Perry, Shaw & Hepburn, the university’s architect of choice in the 1940s, linked Miller and Metcalf and created a more defined quadrangle at the north end of the campus.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

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