Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Campus Safety Office

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Institution Name: Converse College
Original/Historic Place Name: Towne House/laundry
Location on Campus: back campus, behind Pell Hall
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
ca. 1900original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: tar; gravel
ca. 1900other (originally the Towne House, a watercloset connected to Main Hall)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (safety office)

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


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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