Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Lynn Wood Hall & Heritage Museum

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Institution Name: Southern Adventist University
Original/Historic Place Name: College Hall
Location on Campus: 4889 Promenade (east entrance); 4966 Industrial Dr. (west entrance)
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1924original construction Unknown
1988-1990restoration (in sections) Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: poured concrete
Walls: brown wood shingles
Roof: asphalt shingle
ca. 1924classrooms
ca. 1924-present (2007)chapel
ca. 1924-present (2007)administration
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (conference rooms)
ca. 2004-present (2007)museum

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Constructed in 1924 and called College Hall, this structure was renamed Lynn Wood Hall in 1945 to honor Lynn H. Wood, president in 1914-15 and 1918-22. Restored in 1989-90, it houses the alumni's Heritage Museum, the Advancement Office, the Alumni Office, the Planned Giving Office, a chapel, and conference rooms. It is the only remaining structure of the junior college campus.

Lynn Wood Hall was the third major building constructed on the Collegedale campus after the school moved from Graysville in 1917. Men's and women's residence halls were constructed first and then this building was erected to house administration, classrooms, and everything else that happened on the campus. The building has an assembly room. The Chapel was restored in 1988 along with the first two floors of the building.

Lynn Wood Hall houses the Heritage Museum, which exhibits historical artifacts telling the story of the school from its early years to present day.

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