I wrote a little about the history of Colgate University with some photos of the exquisite buildings, here. I took so many photos of the lovely campus that I had to post more!
Colgate University is situated on a hill overlooking the quiet town of Hamilton, NY, in Madison County. It lies right in the center of New York State, in a very rural farming community. Colgate University was established in 1817 as a Baptist Seminary. It is now a liberal arts college. Hamilton, NY, is peppered with various elegant fraternity houses, too.
Here’s a shot of Hamilton from the top of the campus.
Although many of the buildings are old, some have a definite modern flair to them. It’s the stonework that unites them.
This building reminds me of a ski chalet or something.
The use of glass for walls and ceilings provides incredible views of the valleys. It must be glorious up here in the summer.
After visiting the campus, I made my way to a small rural town of Bouckville. It’s considered the Antiques Capital of the Country; every year there’s a HUGE antiques market. Business is very slow here during the winter. Even in March, when I passed through, there was nary a sign of life anywhere. But the photos display rural Upstate New York very well. Stay tuned!