Freshman residence hall that held the Dravo Experiment. Also known as the segregation plan, the Dravo Experiment was a pilot program that would study the complete separation of upperclassmen from freshmen for one year. The success of the experiment led to the formation of the Gryphon Society.
Lehigh University students know Christmas-Saucon Hall as the oldest building on campus. Before it became an academic building, however, it was a place of worship. Moravians had constructed the building to house their growing congregation and serve the South Bethlehem community.
The Garcia family moved from Columbia Street to this West Bethlehem home. Jesus Garcia worked for 30 years at the blast furnaces at Bethlehem Steel. Between Jesus and his children, the family contributed 207 1/2 years of service to Bethlehem Steel.