Armstrong House

Beginning in 1969, the Black Awareness Cultural Organization (BACO) had operated out of a cottage near Ink Pond. For several years, BACO members used the house as a social and cultural center and a safe space for students of color. In 2010, a new opportunity was presented to the College after acquiring a house, formally known as Cramer House. The Office of Intercultural Life (ICL), BACO and the College saw this as a great opportunity to expand and transform this house into Frank Armstrong House, named for Cornell's first African-American graduate in 1900. This house now accommodates a small number of upperclass student leaders of ICL and serves as a Living & Learning Community, providing programming space for BACO. Visit Intercultural Life's website to learn more about BACO and other ICL programs.

Armstrong House

Building details

Building amenities

  • Furniture is provided in each bedroom (note that the College does not provide common area furniture)
  • Limited storage (in the basement)
  • Central air conditioning
  • A kitchen that includes a full-size refrigerator, stove and microwave oven

Location and mailing address

All mail should be addressed to the mailing address below rather than to the building's street address (learn more about mail and addresses).

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