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photo: Carol M. Highsmith
Sever Hall is the fifth building on the survey designed by the great 19th-century architect H. H. Richardson. (The others are Trinity Church, Allegheny County Courthouse, Crane Library, and Ames Library.) In this building, Richardson inflects his signature Romanesque style with new Queen Anne Revivalism. The brick building fits well with other contemporaneously planned buildings on the Harvard campus.