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Manning Hall was built in 1834 at the expense of Nicholas Brown and named at his request for President Manning. It is said to have cost $18,500, and is an exact model, though twice the size, of the temple of Diana-Propylea in Eleusis, the plan having been obtained from a work published in 1817, entitled The Unedited Antiquities of Attica, comprising the Architectural Remains of Eleusis, Rhamnus, and Thericus.
At the dedication of the building on February 4, 1835, President Wayland delivered a
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