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Scripps College

Scripps College is frequently described as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Ellen Browning Scripps’ “experiment in education” called for a setting with an artistic connection between buildings and garden landscape on an intimate scale. In general, the campus plan prepared by Gordon Kaufmann in 1926 has been carefully preserved, with major vistas linking the central areas and the overall planting schemes devised by Edward Huntsman-Trout still followed.

Some newer areas of campus, especially the buildings west of Columbia Avenue acquired in the 1980s, have diverged from the Mediterranean style of architecture popular in Southern California during the 1920s and ’30s, but the newest residence hall on campus, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Hall, completed in 2000, and the Malott Commons, renovated in 2000, have been designed to be in harmony with the distinctive look of the original campus.


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