Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Carnegie-Vincent Library

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Institution Name: Lincoln Memorial University
Original/Historic Place Name: Carnegie Library
Location on Campus: Campus Quad
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1904-1906original construction Unknown
1986-1987renovation; addition Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: shingle
 
    Function:
1906-present (2007)library

Significance:
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
The core building of the Carnegie library at LMU was constructed with financial assistance provided by noted industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. As in other similar early university initiatives, many members of the East coast aristocracy made significant contributions toward the effort of building a university in rural Appalachia. The library would later expand in physical size and also honor two other people who had made critical contributions to the advancement of the university. Those two individuals were Bert Vincent, notable journalist from Knoxville, TN, and Robert Finley, a nationally recognized investment professional.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

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

II. Location of other data:
 

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