Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Rankin Hall

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Institution Name: Tusculum College
Original/Historic Place Name: Gordon Hall
Location on Campus: Rt. 107
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1923original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick
Roof: asphalt shingle
 
    Function:
ca. 1923residence hall (men)
ca. 2004-present (2007)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2007)academic department building (athletic, service-learning center)

Significance: architecture, history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterTusculum College Historic District (1980)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
Built in 1923, this was the last building constructed using funds donated by Mrs. Cyrus McCormick, and was originally named Gordon Hall in honor of Mrs. McCormick's son. It was renamed in the 1950's to honor a long-time Tusculum professor.

This Colonial Revival structure has many elements of Georgian architecture, including dormers on the third story, arched pediments over the windows, and dentil molding.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Fuhrmann, Joseph T. The Life and Times of Tusculum College. Kingsport, TN: Arcata Graphics, 1986.

Ragan, Allen. A History of Tusculum College, 1794-1944. Bristol, TN: King Printing, 1945.

Reiners, John R. Tusculum College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1980.

Sexton, Donal J., Jr., and Myron J. Smith Jr. Glimpses of Tusculum College--A Pictorial History. Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing, 1994.

Tusculum College. Historic American Buildings Survey report and photographs. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, [n.d.].

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
SHPO
Government Offices
 

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