I am writing about the Corliss-Brackett house, located at 45 Prospect Street. While many know it now as the home to the Philosophy and Economics Departments, it will always be the Admissions Department to me – a building that holds great sentimental value, as it was the origin of my first tour of Brown’s campus. However, it was once a residential home, which means the house meant something completely different to the past owners. Through my research on the Corliss-Brackett house, I will discuss object agency and the malleability of meaning throughout history.

Blog posts by the students of Claudia Moser’s class ARCH 1764: 25 Things! 250 Years of Brown’s Material Past.