Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
New Garden Hall

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Institution Name: Guilford College
Original/Historic Place Name: New Garden Friends Meetinghouse
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1912original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: asphalt
 
    Function:
ca. 1912chapel (Friends Quaker meeting house)
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration

Significance: culture, history, religion
Landmark designation:
National RegisterGuilford College (1990) and Guilford College Historic District (2001)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
Originally built as the meetinghouse for New Garden Friends in 1912, the structure functioned as a place of worship until 1961. The building also housed the annual sessions of North Carolina Yearly Meeting during those years. Eleanor Roosevelt spoke to a racially integrated audience at an event hosted by New Garden Meeting in 1955. The interior of the building was rebuilt during the 1960s to house the college administrative offices.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Appenzeller, Herb. Pride in the Past: Guilford Athletics, 1837-1987. Greensboro, NC: Quaker Club, Guilford College, 1987.

Godwin, Gayle H. et al. Girls Are of Infinite Importance: Life in Mary Hobbs Hall at Guilford College. Greensboro, NC: Fisher-Harrison, 1977.

Guilford College. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1990.

"Guilford College Proposal for Campus Heritage Initiative, The Getty Foundation." [Guilford, NC: Guilford College], 2003.

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Guilford College Historic District (Boundary Decrease). National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 2001.

Stoesen, Alexander R. Guilford College on the Strength of 150 Years. Greensboro, NC: Board of Trustees, Guilford College, 1987.

Thorne, Dorothy Lloyd Gilbert. Guilford: A Quaker College. Greensboro, NC: J. J. Stone and Company, 1937.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
SHPO
Government Offices
 

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