Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Berry Hall

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Institution Name: Barber-Scotia College
Original/Historic Place Name: Berry Hall
Location on Campus: nw of Cozart Hall
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1928original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: brick
Walls: plaster with paneling
Roof: wood (frame)
ca. 1928other (music rooms)
ca. 1928classrooms
ca. 1928gymnasium
ca. 2004-present (2007)faculty offices

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.

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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