Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Carnegie Building

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Institution Name: Converse College
Original/Historic Place Name: Carnegie Library
Location on Campus: right of Twichell Auditorium
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1905original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: seamed metal
ca. 1905library
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration (Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations offices)

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
National RegisterConverse College Historic District (1975)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Built in 1905, the Carnegie building is a brick, two-story building, with a pedimented entrance porch, fluted columns with ionic capitals, and a central dome. Originally the home of the college library, today it houses the Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations offices.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Eaddy, Mary Ann. Converse College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1975.

Kibler, Lillian Adele. The History of Converse College. Spartanburg, SC: Converse College, 1973.

Willis, Jeffrey R. Converse College: A Pictorial History. Spartanburg, SC: Converse College, 2001.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library

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