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The 14 Most Beautiful And Iconic American College Quads

15 JAN 2014

Although the college quad first became associated with academia on the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, most of America’s great universities are now built around a similar model of surrounding a central space with residence halls and classrooms.

Many of these collegiate spaces have been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and are considered among the most iconic examples of American architecture and design.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most beautiful and iconic examples of American campus quads:

Harvard University — Harvard Yard

Harvard Yard is the oldest part of Harvard’s campus, and the buildings surrounding it include freshman residence halls and some of the school’s main libraries.

University of Alabama — The Quad

The Quad at the center of UA’s campus used to host football games, but now might be best known as the home of Denny Chimes.
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