Blanche Harding Sewall '17 provides funds for Sewall Hall, a memorial to her husband Cleveland Sewall, an attorney, a director of South Texas Commercial National Bank and a wholesale grocer, who died on Christmas day 1942 at age 62. Sewall Hall houses the Rice Art Gallery, classrooms and a large lecture hall.

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Frank Vandiver, Blanche Harding Sewall '17, and Board Chairman Malcolm Lovett break ground for the construction of Sewall Hall on May 16, 1969
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