From the time of its completion in 1915 until 1948, Prexy served as the home of the college president, gaining its name from that association. In 1948 it became a men's residence hall (MacNaughton had his own home off campus). Prexy was refurbished in 1954 as the college's music building, and renovated in 1995. Today Prexy contains a computer composition lab, instruments for loan, practice space, and faculty offices. The library serves as a recital area. Looking from the entrance south of the rose garden, you will see the heritage tree European Beech (Fagus sylvatica), with leaves that turn from copper to purple in the spring.