Business Insider | The 16 most beautiful and iconic American college quads

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Although the college quad first became associated with academia on the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, most of America’s great universities now feature a central space surrounded by residence halls and classrooms. Many of these collegiate spaces appear on the US National Register of Historic Places and are considered among the most iconic examples of American architecture and design.

The UIUC Main Quad houses Foellinger Auditorium, a concert space and lecture hall that can seat over 1,500 students. Continue.