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The Marketing and Communications Office at Earlham College is located in historic Joseph Moore House at 430 College Avenue.
Constructed during a building boom in prosperous Richmond between 1892 and 1894, the Joseph Moore House was based on a simple, yet substantial design planned by then President Joseph Moore and architect Thomas Harrison.
An example of modified Italianate design, the house features a delicate front porch, hipped roof, tall shuttered windows and a recessed entrance into a wide hallway where an original light fixture was refurbished. The house's many handsome features include functional pocket doors, transoms, marble fireplaces, a servants' stairwell at the rear of the house and a refurbished original wall unit in one of the offices.
In 2005, the College undertook conscientious preservation efforts on the exterior and interior of the Joseph Moore House, preparing it for office space. In renovating the Joseph Moore House, the College strived both to stay true to the 1890s era of the house and to meet the 21st century communication needs of the then-named Public Affairs Office.
Under the College's care, the house will remain for all a welcoming memorial to Joseph Moore, his family and their contributions to Earlham.
Joseph Moore House: A History (PDF)