Young Hall, built in 1878, is the first permanent surviving building of the Lake Forest College institution. This exuberant, tall, yellow-brick Second Empire "College Hall" for its first century was built following the 1877 fire in the New Hotel building at about 401 North Mayflower, just southeast of the campus. This academic and residential building was donated originally by the Charles B. Farwell family, Mrs. Farwell having given the impetus for re-starting the college for her daughter, Anna Farwell '80, later Mrs. Reginald DeKoven, a noted author. The building was re-named in memory of the lead donor for the 1981-82 renovation, alumnus Irwin L. Young, class of 1926.
This five-story building is the tallest building in the City of Lake Forest, Illinois.
Photo taken September 6, 2009.
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