Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Carson Hall

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Institution Name: Warren Wilson College
Original/Historic Place Name: Carson Hall
Location on Campus: 110 Lower College Rd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1926original construction Lamont, A. G.
1978renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: composition fiberglass; mechanical system rubber roof
ca. 1926other (post office)
1926-present (2007)classrooms
1926-present (2007)administration
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (Career Resource Center)
ca. 2004-present (2007)faculty offices

Significance: education, history
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Carson Hall was built in 1926 and named for Mrs. Anne C. Carson of Cincinnati, Ohio, who left money for its construction in memory of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Kyle, through the Board of National Missions of the United Presbyterian Church USA (UPCUSA). It originally housed the president's office, all other administrative offices, and classrooms. Renovation in 1978 was accomplished through gifts from the George Perkins Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

Architect A. G. Lamont from the Board of National Missions of UPCUSA designed several of the first buildings on the campus.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Holden, Reuben A. Warren Wilson College: A Centennial Portrait. [Swannanoa, NC: Warren Wilson College,] 1994.

Jensen, Henry W. A History of Warren Wilson College: On the Occasion the College's Eightieth Anniversary. [s.l.: s.n.,] 1974.

Martin, Elizabeth G., comp. The Buildings of Warren Wilson College. [s.l.: s.n.,] 1972.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections

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