Taylor House

68 University Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States

Taylor House is situated next to the entrance of Sayre Park on University Drive. The U-shaped building is one of the earliest concrete structures ever built. It was the gift of industrialist Andrew Carnegie in honor of his friend and associate University trustee Charles L. Taylor, Class of 1876. The interior of the building was reconstructed and the exterior refinished prior to the facility becoming Lehigh's first residential college in 1984. 

Taylor houses 130 first and second-year students on both single-gender hallways and co-ed hallways with single-gender bathrooms. All of the rooms are doubles or singles.

All of the rooms contain movable furniture including a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and wardrobe for each student.

The building is divided into three sections, each with a large multipurpose room with a kitchen and TV. Each living area contains separate study facilities. Vending machines and laundry facilities are centrally located on the first floor. The building is fully air-conditioned.

The STEM Themed Community will be housed in Taylor for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Building Details

  • Co-ed building
  • Co-ed and single-gender floors
  • Shaped like a horseshoe
  • Oldest residence hall
  • Named after a friend of Andrew Carnegie

Building Floor Plans

(You'll need your Lehigh ID and password to access the floor plans)

Room Furnishings

  • Bed
  • Desk with bookshelf and desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Wardrobe

Building Amenities

  • air conditioning
  • wireless internet access
  • laundry facilities
  • vending areas
  • study area
  • kitchen
  • multipurpose area
  • LaundryAlert
  • vending machines
Taylor House exterior
Taylor House interior 1
Taylor House interior 2