Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Alumni House

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Institution Name: Wesley College
Original/Historic Place Name: Alumni House
Location on Campus: 34 N. State St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
pre- 1885original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: wood (frame); clapboard
Roof: none specified
ca. 1885private residence
ca. 2004-present (2007)alumni center

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

Located at 34 North Street (Wesley College Annex 2), this building is pre-1885 with three stories and a frame domestic structure. Other features include a mansard roof, gable-roofed dormers, decorative cresting, a double bracketted cornice, a three story central facade tower with a mansard roof and a gable roofed dormer, paired 6/6 Italianate-style windows on the second floor level, multi-paned facade bay windows on the first floor level, a facade veranda, a circular extension, a ornate porch cornice, turned balusters, and square posts.

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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