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| Institution Name: Hampden-Sydney College |
Original/Historic Place Name: North Carolina House
Location on Campus: Via Sacra
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Roof: tin; metal|
| || Function: |
| 1830-1895||private residence (house for Seminary professors)|
| 1895-1939||president's house|
| 1939-present (2007)||private residence (dean of faculty's house)|
Significance: culture, education, history
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Hampden-Sydney College Historic District (1970) |
References: see below
Originally a standard Federal House with entry room and staircase, it was converted into center-hall form shortly before or just after the Civil War. The exterior was restored in 1989.
It was built as a house for Seminary professors, then given to the college on the condition that it become the president's house (replacing Graham Hall). It was used as such until 1939, when the outgoing president refused to move out. It served as a faculty home until its restoration and is now the Dean of Faculty's house. The date and original name are painted on the chimneys.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Brinkley, John L. On This Hill: A Narrative History of Hampden-Sydney College. Hampden-Sydney, VA: Hampden-Sydney College, 1994.
Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Hampden-Sydney College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1970.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office |
|Government Offices |