Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Snidow Hall--Hebb Music Center

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Institution Name: Lynchburg College
Original/Historic Place Name: Snidow Hall--Hebb Music Center
Location on Campus: facing due west on the edge of The Circle
Date(s) of Construction:
1967original construction Gay, Garland M.
Designer: Garland M. Gay
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival, Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: cinder block faced with brick
Walls: brick
Roof: slate, built up composition (music center)
ca. 1967-present (2006)chapel
ca. 1967-present (2006)academic department building (music)

The chapel was named for Clifton L. Snidow, who was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1931 until 1971 and served as the president of that body from 1942 until 1950. In addition to regular services, the chapel provides a venue for special college events like freshman matriculation and senior baccalaureate.

The Music Center was named for Leon Hebb, a noted Disciples of Christ churchman. It contains classrooms, faculty offices, practice rooms, and a recital hall named for Helen Pesci Wood, Professor of Music from 1942 until 1946.

A program of preventative maintenance keeps this building in first-class condition.


Potter, Dorothy T. "Walls and Halls, An Architectural History of L. C." In Jubilee: 1903-1978. Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg College, 1978.


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