Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Alpha Delta Pi Fountain

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Institution Name: Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Alpha Delta Pi Fountain
Location on Campus: center courtyard
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1928original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Constructed water features:
This fountain, constructed of Geogia marble is a lovely example of a small water feature.
Small-scale features:
Large-scale features:
Other characteristics:
Materials: Georgia marble; cement
1928-present (2007)other (fountain)

Significance: landscape
Landmark designation:
National RegisterWesleyan College Historic District (2004)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

This fountain was given to the college on the 75th anniversary of Alpha Delta Pi, founded at Wesleyan College in 1851. Today it is a primary gathering and meeting place for students. Its location in the heart of the dormitory complex adds to the beauty of the quadrangle surrounding it. Students relax and study there. Visitors photograph it constantly.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Akers, Samuel L. The First Hundred Years of Wesleyan College, 1836-1936. Macon, GA: Wesleyan College, 1976.

Miller, Margaret. "The Founding and Early History of Wesleyan College." M. A. thesis, University of Georgia, 1935.

Quillian, William Fletcher. A New Day for Historic Wesleyan. Nashville, TN: Printed for Wesleyan College, Publishing House Methodist Episcopal Church, [1928?].

Rees, Frances. "A History of Wesleyan Female College from 1836 to 1874." M. A. thesis, Emory University, 1935.

Thomas, Kenneth H., Bamby Ray, and Lynn Speno. Wesleyan College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 2004.

II. Location of other data:
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