Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Hunter Building

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Institution Name: Saint Augustine's College
Original/Historic Place Name: Hunter Building
Location on Campus: 1315 Oakwood Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1924original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: plaster
Roof: roofing
ca. 1924other (hosted some religious services)
ca. 1924administration (offices for president, dean and chaplain)
ca. 1924classrooms (with laboratories and offices)
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration

The building is named to honor the memory of Dr. Hunter, third president of Saint Augustine's Normal and Collegiate School, and his wife Mrs. Hunter, who was the Superintendent of Saint Agnes Hospital. It is an H-shaped brick building with classical revival detailing. It was built 1924 to partially replace the Lyman Building and provide administrative and classroom space. It now contains the development offices and the registrar.


Boykin, James H. "St. Augustine's College, 1938-1958." Typescript. [1958?]. Archives, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, NC.

Brown, David W. St. Augustine's College Campus. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/ National Park Service, 1980.

Chitty, Arthur Ben. A Brief History of St. Augustine's College. [s.l: s.n., n.d.].

Halliburton, Cecil D. A History of St. Augustine's College 1867-1937. Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton Company, 1937.

Roundtree, Thelma Johnson. Strengthening the Ties that Bind: A History of Saint Augustine's College. Raleigh, NC: St. Augustine's College, 2002.


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