Holder Hall

Holder Hall – Princeton University, New Jersey

Holder Hall forms the large quadrangle on Nassau Street, three sides containing dormitory rooms, the fourth cloisters, the whole dominated by Holder Tower. Noteworthy features are the heavy, slate roofs and the leaded casement windows of the dormitory, the vaulted passages of the cloisters, and the unique finials atop the pinnacles on Holder Tower - four bronze tigers-rampant - which also function as weathervanes. Holder Hall was given in 1909 by Margaret Olivia Sage, widow of the financier, Russell Sage, and named at her request for her ancestor, Christopher Holder, 'a member of the Society of Friends in America in…