History & Architecture
Named for William P. Huffman, a third-generation member of his family to serve as a Denison trustee, the hall was designed by Gilbert Seltzer and built in 1960. It is Georgian Revival style in red brick and stone and houses upper-class men and women in substance-free doubles, triples and suites. On the lower floors are a 700-seat dining hall and the Bandersnatch, a student-run coffee house and social space that had its earliest version in the now razed Colwell House. Begun in 1968, “the Snatch” moved to Huffman Hall in 1987.
In 2013, Huffman dining hall was completely renovated with three different cooking zones (including one that’s gluten-free), and its kitchens were re-equipped to minimize energy use and reduce waste while increasing the use of local fresh food sources.
Red brick and stone in a modified Georgian Revival style