Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Central Heating Plant

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Institution Name: Lane College
Original/Historic Place Name: Central Heating Plant
Location on Campus: corner of Simon Hadley Dr. and Merry Ln.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1908original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: cement
Walls: brick
Roof: asphalt
 
    Function:
ca. 1908facility management building (power plant: electricity and steam heat)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (occasional use for small social gatherings)

Significance: engineering, history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterLane College Historic District (boundary increase) (1991)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
The Central Heating Plant is infrequently used today. When initially constructed, it was a major advancement for the college and proved to be a feature that attracted students to the college. Relatively few colleges or businesses of any type could boast of comparable heat and electricity generating facilities during that time. The smokestack with "Lane" built vertically into the brickwork still dominates the skyline in the area.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Campus Master Plan. 1991. Lane College, Jackson, TN.

Campus Plan. 1968. Lane College, Jackson, TN.

Cooke, Anna L. Lane College: Its Heritage and Outreach, 1882-1982. Jackson, TN: Lane College, 1987.

Facilities Master Plan Update. [Jackson, TN: Lane College], 2001.

Murphy, Kimberley A., and Thomason, Philip. Lane College Historic District [Boundary Increase]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1991.

Thomason, Philip. Lane College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1987.

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

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