Allen, Brewster, and Ely (sometimes referred to as ABE or EAB), were built in 1931 and named after Elizabeth Allen, founder of the State Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund, Alice L. Brewster, Professor of English, and Sarah Y. Ely, Professor and Normal School supervisor of the girls’ department.
Built in 1931, these three traditional residence halls (standard doubles and singles with communal bathrooms) are connected by lounges and house approximately 150 students in total. Because of the building’s age, each room has a unique size and layout. See the floor plans on the right for more information.
ABE’s hallways and most of its rooms are carpeted. Allen Hall is home to a beautiful main lounge called the Allen Drawing Room, which features hardwood floors, fireplace, baby grand piano, and antique furnishings.
ABE is known for offering residents a small, intimate setting. With floors that range from 10-20 students, this building can feel more like a large house than a residence hall. ABE also offers its residents the convenience of wireless internet, a high shower to occupant ratio, an area office for mail, packages, and spare keys on the first floor, close proximity to the Atrium at Eickhoff, and lots of communal space where residents can engage in group study, socialize, play pool, cook meals, or hang out and watch television.
Some residents will have a beautiful view of the ABE lawn and Lake Sylva, and rooms on the 3rd floor have intricate layouts, dormer ceilings, and window alcoves.