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Mystery Monday: a touch of Venice

This view of Stoeckel Hall is nearly a month old, but we couldn’t let autumn end without sharing it. The mystery: who knows what this Venetian Gothic building was used for before it became part of the School of Music (and, later, the music department)?

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  • Stewart Landefeld
    Stewart Landefeld, 10:18am December 15 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    This wonderful visitor from a Venetian canal had been a fraternity, probably a Sheff fraternity like some of its surviving neighbor buildings.

  • Mark Branch
    Mark Branch, 9:00am December 18 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    That's right! Stoeckel was built in 1897 for Chi Phi, a Sheff fraternity also known as York Hall. It was sold to Yale in 1935 and was used to house students until 1954, when it became part of the School of Music. It was renovated and expanded in 2009 for the Department of Music.

  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 5:07am January 01 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    xYale 1897 York Hall 1897 Grosvenor Atterbury for Chi Phi fraternity, Sheffield Scientific School. Stoeckel Hall 1954. Addition 2008 Charney Architects. STOECK. School of Music 1894 YSM. College St. 469. <> Venetian Gothic Revival.

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