The Crane Room, originally Crane Chapel, was built as an addition to Paige Hall in 1929, to serve as a private chapel for the students and faculty of Tufts University’s divinity school. The architects of the chapel were George, Lloyd and Ruffing, who designed it as an adaptation of a chapel in Oxford, England. The oak paneling was brought over for the chapel from Warwick Forest in England.

With the closing of the Crane Theological School in 1968, the chapel was converted to academic use. The pulpit and pews were removed and it was converted into a large classroom, though the oak paneling remains.

Since Paige Hall’s official address (12 Upper Campus Rd, Medford MA) is not recognized by online map services, follow these directions to The Crane Room:
- Go up the Tufts U. Memorial Steps at 243 College Ave., Medford MA.
[Note: There is no address posted at the Steps, but they’re directly across from Anderson Hall]
- Pass under the archway, and take a right when you reach the sidewalk . Paige Hall is the building immediately on the right
- The Crane Room is at the far (northeast) end of Paige Hall, and has a small outdoor patio out front

Edited by beyondwithin on 27 Sep 2011, 15:49

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