Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Admissions House

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Institution Name: Wesley College
Original/Historic Place Name: Admissions House
Location on Campus: 22 N. State St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
pre- 1885original construction Unknown information unknown Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: wood (frame); clapboard (siding)
Roof: shingle
ca. 1885private residence
ca. 2004-present (2007)admissions office

Significance: architecture
Landmark designation:
National RegisterVictorian Dover Historic District (1979)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Located at 22 North Street, this building is pre-1885 and two and a half stories. It has a frame residence, clapboard siding, and a hipped roof main section with a gable-roofed dormer projected single bay gable end on the facade with pierced wooden decoration at its peak. Other features include projecting eaves with exposed rafters, a 9/2 double hung sash, panelled shutters at the 1st floor level, green louvered blinds at the 2nd floor level, a recessed double door entrance, a leaded glass transom, a facade veranda, slender turned columns, and plain trim.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Victorian Dover Historic District [including Wesley College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1979.

II. Location of other data:
Government Offices

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