Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Comer Cottrell Student Union Building

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Institution Name: Paul Quinn College
Original/Historic Place Name: Comer Cottrell Student Union Building
Location on Campus: 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1960original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: slab
Walls: lath and plaster
Roof: built up
1960-present (2006)dining hall (cafeteria and Tiger's Den)
1960-present (2006)student union (special events, student affairs, student store)

This is the central meeting place on the campus of Paul Quinn College. All special events, student functions, fairs, retreats, and faculty and staff meetings are held at this site, and it is one of the showplaces of the Paul Quinn College campus. The facility was named after Mr. Comer Cottrell, entrepreneur and owner of Pro-line Corp., who was very instrumental in the re-opening of the campus with his finances as well as his astute leadership abilities.


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