Part I[ edit ] John Adams addresses Captain Preston immediately after the massacre, while deliberating whether to defend the soldier; he says: Only three men were killed immediately:
History[ edit ] The residential halls of Adams House Claverly, Randolph, Westmorly and Old Russell were originally private "Gold Coast" dormitories built from to provide luxurious accommodation for rich Harvard undergraduates.
They, along with the white clapboarded Apthorp Houseone of the most distinguished Colonial residences of Cambridge—and now the faculty deans' residence—predate the rest of Harvard's Houses by several decades. Although officially inaugurated inAdams was not completed until Because of its centuries-long architectural history, Adams is considered Harvard's most historic undergraduate residence.
Today, of course, such stringent measures are long gone, and the various buildings that comprise Adams House are considered some of the most interesting and architecturally significant structures in the University system. Adams is also home to one of two Presidential Suite Memorials at Harvard.
Roosevelt lived in Westmorly Court now B from to The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation at Adams House has completely restored the 32nd president's Harvard quarters to their appearance, as the only memorial to FDR at Harvard, as well as a museum of earlyth-century Harvard student life.
The Suite is open by appointment to University members, members of the press, and other accredited guests. Adams' is derived from an seal ring of John Quincy Adams.
James Phinney Baxter, the House's first master, changed the background to gold to symbolize the Gold Coast, and added four additional oak sprigs to the original one to represent the five buildings of Adams House.
Its official heraldic designation is: A letter to Master Baxter, now in the Adams House Archives, indicates that Adams himself had thus spelled the word in his signet, and therefore this spelling would be maintained for posterity in the House's official motto.
Reputation and traditions[ edit ] Before Harvard College opted to use a system of randomization to assign living quarters to upperclassmen, students were allowed to list housing preferences, which led to the congregation of like-minded individuals at various Houses. At first, in the s, s and s, Adams was the athletic house; then, during the late s, that reputation changed, and Adams became a center for student activism.
Later, under the aegis of Masters Bob and Jana Kiely — Adams became an artistic and literary haven; during this period, Adams also became widely regarded as the most gay-friendly house, in an era before equal rights for people of different sexual orientations were even considered a viable alternative at Harvard.
Adams, under the Kielys, was also the first Harvard House to become fully co-ed.
Adams also boasts the Bow and Arrow Printing Press which is located in the former house grill in B entry, and the Adams Arts Space previously the House's squash courts.
The House has continued to uphold its most beloved traditions, including Halloween's Drag Night and Masquerade; a Winter Feast, which features a black-tie reading of Winnie-the-Pooh ; house formals; and Masters' Teas that are well known throughout the University.
Effusive House spirit, architectural beauty, and convenient location continue to make Adams a highly desirable residence for undergraduates and tutors. The current masters of Adams House are Dr.
Judith Palfrey and her husband Dr. They frequently host tea in Apthorp House for undergraduates, and open their house on the Sunday evenings between Thanksgiving and spring break for students to work. Published in e-zine format semi-annually, the Gold Coaster features stories on Adams House history, famous residents, alumni profiles, student submissions, and news of upcoming alumni events.Welcome!
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