Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Master plan

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Institution Name: King College
Original/Historic Place Name: Master plan
Location on Campus: 1350 King College Rd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1917master plan Unknown
ca. 1960smaster plan Unknown
2001master plan drawn in October Ken Ross Architects, Inc.
Type of Place: Campus plan
Type of campus plan: Irregular/Picturesque; Quadrangle; Other: the creation of multiple quadrangles, multiple axes, and doubling the size of the campus has changed how this institution approaches the planning process.
Distinctive plan or designer:
none specified
Campus master plan: Yes.
none specified
Associated ideas:
none specified
1917master plan (campus)
1917master plan (landscape)
ca. 1960smaster plan (campus)
ca. 1960smaster plan (landscape)
2001master plan (campus)
2001master plan (landscape)

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

See the previous master plans of 1917, 1931, 1952, and 1968 to appreciate the significanceof the changes that have been made with the most recent plan.

The faculty designed and recommended the new entrance at the time the college purchased the golf course in 1957. Forty-five years later (with the most recent Master Plan) the idea has finally come to fruition.

Civil War skirmishes took place here; many artifacts of these events, including bullets, uniform buttons, and other items have been discovered on the site during expansion and construction.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Landscape Master Plan. Narrative and drawings. King College, Bristol, TN.

Selected items from Collection of Master Plans. 1917, 1931, 1952 and 1968. King College Archives, King College, Bristol, TN.

Thompson & Litton Architects. Master Plan [King College]. Narrative and drawings. [Wise, VA: Thompson & Litton Architects], October 1998 and 1999.

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

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