Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Gillespie Hall

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Institution Name: University of the Cumberlands
Original/Historic Place Name: Johnson Hall
Location on Campus: Main St.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1893original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: stone
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
1893-present (2007)residence hall (women)

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

Gillespie Hall, formerly called Johnson Hall, was built in 1893. It was named for William J. Johnson, the first president of the school. The building has always served as a residence hall for women, and more recently exclusively for freshman women.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections

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