Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Wheeler Alumni House

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Institution Name: Brenau University
Original/Historic Place Name: Wheeler Alumni House
Location on Campus: 500 Washington St. NE
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1920original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: brick
Walls: wood; vinyl siding
Roof: asphalt
ca. 1920president's house
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (offices of Institutional Advancement, Public Relations and Alumni)

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
National RegisterBrenau College District (1978)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

The building has a two-story columned entry with a Porte cochere and a second-floor balcony. Entry rooms include original flooring, doors, and a two-story stairwell. The original windows and sunporch also remain. While the building is in very good condition, the exterior has been covered in vinyl.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Waskiewicz, Lyn. Brenau College District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.

II. Location of other data:
Government Offices

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