Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Cheshire Building

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Institution Name: Saint Augustine's College
Original/Historic Place Name: Cheshire Building
Location on Campus: 1315 Oakwood Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1930original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: red brick
Walls: plaster
Roof: none specified
ca. 1930other (guest rooms)
ca. 1930dining hall
ca. 1930academic department building (music)
ca. 2004-present (2007)academic department building (business and computer science)

Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Landmark designation:
National RegisterSt. Augustine's College Campus (1980)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Cheshire Hall is a two-story rectangular brick structure with classical revival detailing. It was built in 1930 as a dining hall and domestic science classroom facility. It has also housed the music department and three guest rooms. This area has welcomed many visitors to concerts that were performed in the balconies. The building has been renovated and now functions as the Division of Business and Computer Science. Cheshire Hall is a tribute to the memory of Bishop Cheshire.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Boykin, James H. "St. Augustine's College, 1938-1958." Typescript. [1958?]. Archives, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC.

Brown, David W. St. Augustine's College Campus. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/ National Park Service, 1980.

Chitty, Arthur Ben. A Brief History of St. Augustine's College. [s.l: s.n., n.d.].

Halliburton, Cecil D. A History of St. Augustine's College 1867-1937. Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton Company, 1937.

Roundtree, Thelma Johnson. Strengthening the Ties that Bind: A History of Saint Augustine's College. Raleigh, NC: St. Augustine's College, 2002.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library
Government Offices

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