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Appleton Cabinet

image of appleton-cabinet

Image courtesy of Buildings and Grounds Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College.

The three-story Appleton Cabinet was built in 1855 to house scientific collections, especially Hitchcock's ichnological collection, which was too substantial to fit into Woods Cabinet. Hitchcock paid close attention to lighting and the physical and pedagogical arrangement of collections in his tours of various museums in Britain and Europe, and had the principles he learned applied in the design of Appleton Cabinet.

Later, the building was used for academics and today is called Appleton Hall and used as a dormitory.