Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Penick Hall of Science

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Institution Name: Saint Augustine's College
Original/Historic Place Name: Penick Hall of Science
Location on Campus: 1315 Oakwood Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1950original construction
1989remodeled; renovation
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: red brick
Walls: plaster board
Roof: slate
1950-present (2006)classrooms (and laboratories)
1950-present (2006)academic department building (science; now includes biology, chemistry, engineering, physics and pre-med)

Penick Hall of Science was built in 1950 to house various departments in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In 1989, it was remodeled and renovated. As times have changed, so have functions and opportunities, with emphasis on different sciences and mathematics. This building honors the memory of Bishop Charles Penick of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.


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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