Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Grant-Lee Hall

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Institution Name: Lincoln Memorial University
Original/Historic Place Name: Sanitarium and Hospital
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1891-1892original construction Unknown
1897renovation Unknown
1916-1917renovation after fire Unknown
ca. 1970?renovation (window replacement) Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: stone
Walls: stone; brick
Roof: shingle
1897-present (2007)residence hall

Landmark designation:
National RegisterGrant-Lee Hall (1978)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Grant-Lee Hall was initially constructed as a hospital and sanitarium prior to the development of the university. Upon the failure of a large commercial hotel located on what would become the LMU campus, investors purchased the property and all the structures on it. Since funding was limited at the time, it was determined that Grant-Lee Hall would become the first men's dormitory at the institution. Located atop one of the tallest hills on campus, the residence hall affords a view of the rest of the LMU campus that is truly astounding. Grant-Lee Hall continues to serve as a student residence as it now enters its 110th year of service for LMU students.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Suppiger, Joseph E. Phoenix of the Mountains: The Story of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, TN: Lincoln Memorial University Press, 2001 (1977).

Welch, Frank W. Grant-Lee Hall [Lincoln Memorial University]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.

II. Location of other data:

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