George School Buys Brown House

Brown House is one of the few buildings on campus that is acquired as an existing house. It is named for its builder, Robert G. Brown, teacher of industrial arts 1917–1949, who builds it in 1921, in part as a way to demonstrate his professional skills.

The house has two unusual features: a garage in the basement and a set of three screened porches for warm-weather sleeping. All four spaces are later converted into living quarters in what is now a small dormitory inhabited by a faculty family and eight boarding students.