Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


"C" Gate

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Institution Name: Central Methodist University
Original/Historic Place Name: Davis Athletic Field Entrance
Location on Campus: Davis Field
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1926-1927original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Other characteristics:
Entrance to Davis Field in continuous use for athletic events since 1911.
Materials: cement slab, rough concrete block
1927-present (2007)other (Davis field entrance and ticket booth)

Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Davis Field entrance or the "C" Gate is a simple structure built with a symbolic and utilitarian purpose in mind. It consists of four square pillars arranged so that the two largest form the main entry and are in turn flanked by the two smaller pillars forming a secondary entrance and egress from the field. The main pillars are both hollow to house the ticket booth function and constructed of rough cement stone blocks, and are capped by a large pediment surmounted by a metal eagle with wings extended. The smaller two pillars are of similar construction but not connected by the cement overhead between the main pillars.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Central Methodist College Campus Master Plan. Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO.

Tucker, Frank C. Central Methodist College: One Hundred and Ten Years. Nashville: Parthenon Press, 1967.

II. Location of other data:

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