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Taylor House

Taylor House is situated next to the entrance of Sayre Park on University Drive. The U-shaped building is one of the earliest concrete structures ever built. It was the gift of industrialist Andrew Carnegie in honor of his friend and associate University trustee Charles L. Taylor, Class of 1876. The interior of the building was reconstructed and the exterior refinished prior to the facility becoming Lehigh's first residential college in 1984.

Taylor houses 130 men and women on both single-gender hallways and co-ed hallways with single-gender bathrooms. All of the rooms are doubles or singles.

All of the rooms contain movable furniture including a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and wardrobe for each student.

The building is divided into three sections, each with a large multipurpose room with a kitchen and TV. Each living area contains separate study facilities. Vending machines and laundry facilities are centrally located on the first floor. The building is fully air-conditioned.

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Taylor College
68 University Drive
  • Co-ed building
  • Co-ed floors
  • Single-gender floors
  • Shaped like a horseshoe
  • Oldest residence hall
  • Named after a friend of Andrew Carnegie
  • Bed
  • Desk with bookshelf and desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Multipurpose room
  • Study facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • LaundryAlert
  • Vending machines
The outside doors of all buildings are secured using a card access system.
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