Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Delany Hall

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Institution Name: Saint Augustine's College
Original/Historic Place Name: Delany Hall
Location on Campus: 1315 Oakwood Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1930original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: red brick
Walls: plaster
Roof: roofing
1930-present (2006)residence hall (women)

Delany Hall is located on the campus quadrangle. Built in 1930, it is a rectangular brick building with classical revival detailing. It was and remains a women's dormitory.

Delaney carries the name of Bishop Henry Beard Delany's wife, Nan Delany, who served as Head Matron or Dean of Women and was also the mother of Sadie and Bessie, the characters for Having Our Say, a Broadway play filmed at St. Augustine's College. Trees have also been planted on the grounds nearby in honor of Sadie and Bessie.


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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