Hooker Hall

Backside of Hooker Hall in 1936

Hooker Hall in 1938

Hooker Hall is a three-story building named in honor Dr. Edward Payson Hooker (1834-1904), a graduate, professor, and trustee of Middlebury College; a Congregational missionary pioneer in Florida; and most importantly the first president of Rollins College (1885-1892). At a construction cost of approximately $60,000, architects Kiehnel and Elliott designed the building to fit the typical Mediterranean-style architecture of the Rollins campus. The metal windows alternate with the rugged concrete structure of the building to give it an aura of serenity. After the construction was finished in 1937, the 7,310-square-foot dormitory housed the Theta Kappa Nu fraternity (1937-1939), followed by Lambda Chi Alpha and today’s Chi Psi. The residence hall has undergone various renovations; that of 1979 remains the most significant, adding a wing that included student rooms, a lounge, and a library.

Hooker Hall in 1939


Hooker Hall 1980