“Remembrance of Things Past”
- He was a professor of English at the University of Maine
- Wrote the University of Maine hymn, “O, Dear Loved Maine”
- (“And all thy children loyal stand, to guard thee well, O Dear Loved Maine.”)
- Estabrooke Hall was named in honor of Mrs. Estabrooke in 1940. Mrs. Estabrooke served as the housemother of a women’s dormitory, Mount Vernon House. Mount Vernon House used to be the Q.T.V Chapter House on fraternity row
- Graduated in 1879 with a degree in Civil Engineering
- He helped design the QTV Chapter House
- Studied architecture at Cornell University and M.I.T.
- Architect in Boston and Denver
- “Kidder also authored “The Architects’ and Builders’ Pocket-Book” (later “The Architects’ and Builders’ Handbook”), a technical book about building construction that has been used by several generations of builders and architects.” (University of Maine, Celebrating 150 Years)
- Coburn Hall: “Frank E. Kidder, a Boston architect and an 1879 Maine State College graduate, prepared the plans for Coburn Hall…Coburn Hall was considered a significant addition to the campus as it represented the importance of agriculture to the college and to the state.” (University of Maine, Celebrating 150 Years)
- Holmes Hall: “Frank Kidder, the architect responsible for Coburn and Wingate halls, designed the building that was initially called “Experiment Station.” At its dedication, it was renamed Holmes Hall.” (University of Maine, Celebrating 150 Years)
- Wingate Hall: “Frank Kidder, the architect responsible for Coburn and Wingate halls…” (University of Maine, Celebrating 150 Years)
- The Kidder Construction Company designed our first Castle that burned down in 1925.
- The Kidder Construction Company helped build our present Castle.
- He was a professor of zoology at the University of Maine
- Head of the Zoology Department at the University of Maine
- Director of the University of Maine Marine Laboratory
- Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
- Acting President of the University of the University of Maine
- “It is said that integrity and sincerity were fundamental characteristics of all his relations.” (University of Maine, Celebrating 150 Years)
- Dean of the College of Engineering from 1926–50
- Director of Technology Experiment Station
- “Maine men like to think, according to the newsmagazine, Time, that their College of Technology ranks third to M.I.T. and Carnegie Tech. Time was right. Maine men do. And if the college is the third in the country, no small credit goes to Dean Paul Cloke.” (1936 Prism)
- He opened Crosby Lab, and many other buildings during his tenure
- Cloke Plaza is a bell located near Neville Hall
- The bell is Wingate because it was last used in Wingate Hall, and it rings every hour
- “The kinetic moiré pattern references Dean Paul Cloke’s early electrical engineering research and honors his tenure as the University’s longest serving Dean of the College of Engineering.” (Buster Simpson, BusterSimpson.net)
Phi Gamma Delta - Not for College Days Alone!
Chip Chapman, ‘82