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Graves Hall

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Institution Name: Barber-Scotia College
Original/Historic Place Name: Graves Hall
Location on Campus: between Cozart House and Faith Hall
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
ca. 1877original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: brick
Walls: sheetrock
Roof: frame shingle
ca. 1876library
ca. 1876dining hall
1876-present (2007)residence hall

Significance: culture, education, history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterBarber-Scotia College (1985)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Barber-Scotia College was established in 1876 by The Reverand Luke Dorland, a missionary who came to Cabarrus County to establish a college to educate young black women in the South. Scotia Seminary merged in 1930 with Barber Memorial Institute. Barber-Scotia College has been co-ed since 1954.

Graves Hall opened in 1877 and underwent major expansion four years later. It now serves as a dormitory.

Young women graduates loyal to the college donated money funding the D. J. Satterfield Memorial Gate, the pedestrian entrance to Graves Hall. Satterfield was a Princeton graduate and licensed preacher, and became president of the college in 1885. In order to expand the college's scope, he saw that chemistry, physics, and astronomy were added to the science offerings.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Barber-Scotia College. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1985.

Cozart, Leland Stanford. A Venture of Faith: Barber-Scotia College, 1867-1967. Charlotte, NC: Heritage Printers, 1976.

Facilities Master Plan. 1992. Barber-Scotia College, West Concord, NC.

Facilities Master Plan. 2003. Barber-Scotia College, West Concord, NC.

"Scotia Seminary: A Noble Institution Takes Roots in Troubled Times, 1866-1912." In the Beginning: Special Commemorative Edition of the Index. [s.l.: s.n., n.d.].

II. Location of other data:
University: Facilities Management Office
Government Offices

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