- THE BELL TOWER
From Wednesday, April 19th through Friday, April 21st, the Freeman Room of the OWHL will be closed for minor renovation. New carpet and furniture will be installed during this time.
Nicknamed the “comfy chair room,” the Freeman Room is located on the first floor of the library. It serves as a classroom, a venue for events, and a popular study space. Current periodicals like Seventeen, The Atlantic, and Popular Science are also shelved there.
The Freeman Room is named for Archibald Freeman, an instructor in History at Phillips Academy from 1892 to 1937. During World War I he served as a captain in the American Red Cross on the Balkan front. In addition to his teaching duties, Freeman was named as the first faculty Chairman of the Athletic Department in 1893.
This room features one the school’s three large cartographic murals designed and painted by Stuart Travis. The other two murals can be found on campus in the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and the Richard L. Gelb Science Center.
The Freeman Room was last refurbished in 1988 by John M. Bennett (’27).