Silliman University Main Building (Dumaguete City)
Posted by admin on July 27, 2006
Built in 1901 for the Silliman Institute, a school founded by the Presbyterians, the building functioned as the administrative center when the school expanded eventually becoming Silliman University, the leading university in Negros Oriental, noted for its outstanding programs like marine biology, its summer for creative writing, and for the Luce Theater, probably the best equipped theater outside Manila.
The main building, restored in 2001 for the centennial of Silliman, houses the University Museum. It is an excellent example of Victorian type architecture, noted for its use of filigree cutouts, its carved brackets and the overall light and airy atmosphere of the building.