Alumni Memorial Residence I

Building Description:

The Alumni Memorial Residences, named as a dedication to Johns Hopkins alumni who died during World War I, house freshmen in traditional double and single rooms. When the campus of Johns Hopkins University moved to the Homewood campus in 1916, a lack of funds prevented the university from constructing any student housing. In 1919, a group of alumni led by George Radcliffe (B.A. 1897, Ph.D. 1900) raised funds for a building to honor their classmates who had perished during the war. The cornerstone of the Alumni Memorial Dormitory was laid in June 1922, and the building opened in the fall of 1923. When a second structure was built in 1953-54, the buildings became the Alumni Memorial Residences (AMRs), and the present names of the 14 houses that make up the two residential complexes were chosen (Adams, Baker, Clark, Gildersleeve, Griffin, Hollander, Jennings, Lazear, Royce, Sylvester, Vincent, Willard, Wilson, and Wood). The original residence hall is now referred to as AMR I, while the newer structure is known as AMR II.