One hundred years ago, the Randolph-Macon campus consisted of 12 acres beautified
and shaded by a fine grove of oaks and maples. The 1899 -1900 college catalog says
the grounds had been thoroughly under-drained; gravel walks have been laid out,
and many other improvements conducive to the comfort and convenience of the students
have been made. Facilities included eight cottage-style dormitories, a lecture room
building and chemical laboratory, the chapel, the library, literary halls for the
literary societies, a gymnasium, a science hall, and an observatory.
NOW: More than 60 buildings rest on the 116
acres of today's campus. Many facilities have been constructed or renovated in recent
years, including Copley Science Center, Brock Recreation and Fitness Center, McGraw-Page
Library, the Hugh Stephens Baseball Complex, and the townhouse apartment complex.
Three buildings that have been part of the campus for more than one hundred years
are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Washington and Franklin
Hall (1872), renovated in 1987; Pace-Armistead Hall (1876), renovated in 1997; and
the Old Chapel (1878), currently under renovation.