Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Arch, The

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Institution Name: Brewton-Parker College
Original/Historic Place Name: The Arch
Location on Campus: front lawn
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1934original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Small-scale features:
Other characteristics:
Materials: brick
1934-present (2007)memorial site (symbolic of the union between two founding Georgia Baptist Associations, Daniell and Telfair, and the two towns of Mount Vernon and Ailey, who bid together to secure the location of the school)

Significance: education, religion
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

The Arch was constructed in 1934 at the request of the female members of Brewton-Parker's Board of Trustees. School legend relates that it was constructed of bricks from the Sallie Bacon Dining Hall, which burned on April 16, 1933. The school was founded as The Union Baptist Institute to signify the union between the two Baptist Associations that were instrumental in establishing the school, and for the union between the towns of Mount Vernon and Ailey, who jointly submitted a bid to secure the school's location. One leg of the Arch stands in Mount Vernon and the other in Ailey, signifying the local community's original commitment to the school.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Brewton-Parker College Catalog. Mount Vernon, GA: Brewton-Parker College, [n.d.].

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections

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