Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Loggia
Location on Campus: Lane Dr., northeast corner
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1928original construction Walker & Weeks
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: marble; brick
Roof: none specified
ca. 1928-present (2007)other (Loggia connecting two buildings)

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

The loggia is a covered porch connecting Persons Dormitory and the Olive Swann Porter Student Activities Building. Constructed of brick and marble with a concrete floor and iron railings, the loggia is an example of Greek Revival and Italian architecture. Serving as a meeting place for students and visitors for over seventy-five years, its significance derives from its beauty and its importance to campus life.

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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