Osborn Hall, 1888–1926
One of Yale’s most controversial buildings, Osborn satsquatted, some saidat the corner of Chapel and College, inviting people into the Old Campus from one of the city’s most important corners. Designed by Bruce Price, it was a classroom building, and complaints about streetcar noise were one of the reasons for its demise. The fact that dark Victorian piles like this one were reviled by the 1920s was another. The more accommodating Bingham Hall went up in its place.