Newcomb College Broadway Campus

Explore the present Broadway campus of Newcomb College, the last of three locations that have housed the noted school. Discover its history, characters, and legacy, and understand how it maintains its own identity in the present with its longstanding association with Tulane University.

Newcomb Hall

From the first day Newcomb College opened its doors on the Broadway campus, Newcomb Hall was the heart of the school. As the administrative stronghold of the college, most of the departments in Newcomb College have, at some point, claimed Newcomb…

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel

In his book, "A Brief History of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College 1887-1919: A Personal Reminiscence," President Dixon mentioned that the move to the Broadway campus was a good thing, as the new buildings were better adapted for college…

Josephine Louise House: 'JL' on Broadway

One of the few buildings already present on the Broadway campus in 1919, Josephine Louise did little to soothe the homesick girls who lived there during their first year on the new campus. Due to an outbreak of influenza, students were forced to…

Broadway Campus Gymnasium, Pool, and Woodward Way

In 1923, a new gymnasium was built on campus, along with an annex that housed a swimming pool, thanks to the assistance of Mr. Irby. Besides a new gymnasium and pool, tennis courts and an athletic field were also built between 1923 and 1929, as well…

The Broadway Campus Art Building

The art building is one of the four original buildings that were the Broadway campus when Newcomb moved there in 1918. In 1997, the original art building underwent massive renovations, and the school was careful to make sure that the exterior…

Caroline Richardson Building

Originally built as a dormitory hall, Caroline Richardson was torn down to make room for Doris Hall. By 1958, there was no building called Caroline Richardson, though the original building was named after a member of the class of 1895, who also…

New Doris Hall

New Doris Hall was built, along with Butler and Johnston Hall, after 1954 to accommodate the explosion of applicants to Newcomb. Of the three women's residency halls, only Butler still stands today, though it is now a co-ed honors dorm. New…

Doris Hall

When it was built in 1925, Doris Hall, was home to 28 girls. It was named for Doris Zemurray Stone, herself a graduate of Radcliffe College and the daughter of Tulane donor, Samuel Zemurray. Built as a cooperative dormitory, Doris Hall provided an…

Warren House

The construction of Doris Hall was followed in 1928 by the construction of a larger dormitory, Warren Newcomb House. Warren House is named for the husband of Josephine Louise, and in 1952, an additional wing was successfully added, expanding the…

Dixon Hall

Dixon Hall was built in 1929 to house a music building, auditorium, library, and a memorial to President Dixon, who retired in 1919 after 32 years. Subsequent leaders of the College were called "deans." Dixon had long dreamed of creating a…