Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Shrine, The / Monk’s Walk

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Institution Name: College of the Atlantic
Original/Historic Place Name: Original Acadia National Park Headquarters
Location on Campus: 105 Eden St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1952original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Small-scale features:
Large-scale features:
The Monk’s Walk leads down to the water and ends at a stone tower, commonly referred to as the Monk’s Tower; the Shrine is a raised concrete slab and stepped amphitheater with granite sidewalls.
Other characteristics:
Materials: granite, concrete, stone
ca. 2004-present (2007)chapel (place of prayer and meditation)
ca. 2004-present (2007)outdoor space (gathering place for meetings and social events)
ca. 2004-present (2007)theater

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


I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:

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