Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Bradley House

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Institution Name: Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Bradley House
Location on Campus: North campus
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1919original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: poured concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: shingle
ca. 1919-1954private residence
ca. 1954-present (2007)president's house

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

The eighty-year-old Bradley House was acquired by the College in 1954 and has since been the home of Wesleyan College presidents. Its Georgian design blends seamlessly with the architecture of the original campus buildings. The fifteen-room house was featured on the Cherry Blossom Tour of Homes in March 1999.

I. Bibliographic sources:

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

Macon Magazine (April/May 1999).

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.

Wesleyan Magazine (Spring/Summer 1999).

II. Location of other data:
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