“Often, when places are special to people because of their beauty, unique natural features, or history, individuals and groups work to preserve them,” (Hemlers, pg. 59). This is exactly the case for Hartwell Hall, which is one of the oldest buildings on The College at Brockport’s campus. This building, specifically the tower, is historically known to the campus because it was the building that preceded the campaign (led by Ernest Hartwell and Donald Tower), to grant Brockport teachers college status for the state. This one building in 1945 encompassed the whole school over a span of six acres, prior to Brockport becoming a SUNY campus. As vernacular landscapes do, this building shares significant value to the campus and surrounding community. Even with the change of times the building layout may have altered, but the tower still stands tall. Work has, and will continue, to keep its historic integrity since this tower serves as a memorial to the campus. It shares the legends of our past, which has brought us to our present day curriculum on this campus.