Wolman Hall

Building Description:

This residential complex, which houses nearly 500 students, is named in honor of Professor Abel Wolman (A.B. 1913, B.S.E. 1915, and Professor of Sanitary Engineering 1921-89), who developed the formula used for chlorinating public water supplies. This residence hall was once an apartment complex, and two of its most famous residents were the American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda during the late 1920s and early 1930s as he wrote his fourth novel, "Tender Is the Night" (1934). Today, this building houses freshmen in single sex suite-style dorm rooms and co-ed floors. The building is split into West and East wings, and each floor in each wing has its own common room. Charles Street Market, affectionately known as "CharMar", is located within the building itself, but access to it is only from the entrance facing North Charles Street. Charles Street Market sells every day grocery items, sushi, and hot and cold sandwiches, and also houses Einstein Bros. Bagels.