Lothrop Hall

Lothrop Hall

"'Lothrop Hall"' is a major student dormitory at the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lothrop Hall is located adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Lothrop Avenue near Fifth Avenue, this hill is often referred to as "cardiac hill" due to its steep grade and its accessibility to medical care. The Hall is made up of 14 floors, each of which is segregated by sex. Most rooms in the hall are single occupancy (with sinks), with some double occupancy as well. The dorm houses 676 men and women, in addition to a resident director, a program coordinator, and 15 resident assistants. [http://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing/halls/lothrop.html]


Previously known as the Nurses' Residence, Lothrop Hall originally served as a 650-room residence hall for University of Pittsburgh nursing students. Construction was begun in 1950 and completed in May 1953 at a cost of $4.5 million. [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=pittmiscpubs;cc=pittmiscpubs;g=documentingpitt;xc=1;xg=1;q1=nurses%20residence;rgn=full%20text;idno=00c50130m;didno=00c50130m;view=image;seq=0228] During financial hardships of the university in the early 1960s, it was one of five buildings mortgaged as security in 1963. [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=pittyearbooks;cc=pittyearbooks;g=documentingpitt;xc=1;xg=1;q1=nurses%20residence;rgn=full%20text;idno=1954e49702;didno=1954e49702;view=image;seq=0183] [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=pittmiscpubs;cc=pittmiscpubs;g=documentingpitt;xc=1;xg=1;q1=nurses%20residence;rgn=full%20text;idno=00c50130m;didno=00c50130m;view=image;seq=0321] By 1976 its name had been changed to the Lothrop Street Residence. [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=pittfact;cc=pittfact;idno=1976a073698;node=1976a073698:4;size=l;frm=frameset;seq=63] By 1979, it was known by its current moniker, Lothrop Hall. [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=pittfact;cc=pittfact;rgn=full%20text;idno=1979a073698;didno=1979a073698;view=image;seq=73;node=1979a073698%3A10;page=root;size=s;frm=frameset;]


There is a lounge on every floor as well as a fitness center, laundry room, student mail center, and e-mail kiosks in the lobby. The Hall also contains the Nursing Living Learning Community of the University of Pittsburgh and is connected via skywalk to the School of Nursing in the Victoria Building and adjoining University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facilities. [http://www.umc.pitt.edu/tour/tour-121b.html] The Hall is appreciated for its single rooms, many lounges, and the sinks in every room. The Hall is criticized, however, by its residents for a lack of air conditioning and for its distance from most main Pitt facilities (such as the Cathedral of Learning and the Dining Facilities).

External links

* [http://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing/halls/lothrop.html Lothrop Hall]


*cite book | author=Alberts, Robert C. | title=Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787-1987 | location=Pittsburgh | publisher=University of Pittsburgh Press | year=1987 | id=ISBN 0-8229-1150-7

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