Brown University?s University Hall is the oldest building on campus. It was the very first structure to be constructed on the site, completed in 1770. Much excitement filled the air upon the construction of this building. It was set to be placed amidst a scenic spot, as Morgan Edwards even said that the ?spot was made for a seat for the Muses.?
The University Hall was also used to house Revolutionary troops and French forces before the start of the march of 1781. It was also used for a hospital during the days of the wars of the 1700s.
The Brown University used the building for various purposes as well. Today, it is the home of the university?s president. It was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1962.