Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Sutherland House

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Institution Name: Andrews University
Original/Historic Place Name: Brooknook
Location on Campus: Westwood Dr.
Date(s) of Construction:
1902original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian, Regionalist/Vernacular, Other (Glossary)
Significance: education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Walls: wood
1902-1904president's house (home of first president of Emmanuel Missionary College, i.e. Andrews University)
ca. 2004-present (2006)museum

Sutherland House was the home of the school's first president, E.A. Sutherland, of Emmanuel Missionary College. It is a two-story wood-frame structure built in 1902 by students and faculty. President Sutherland named the home Brooknook and lived there from 1902-1904. President Sutherland was an education reformer and proponent of spreading the gospel through mission service.

Sutherland House is the only remaining architectural link to the University's early history in Berrien Springs. It is located on the northwest corner of campus overlooking Lemon Creek. Currently, the building is not in use, although it does house a memorabilia room furnished in the style of 1900.


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