Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Myrtle Williamson Memorial Prayer Chapel

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Institution Name: Stillman College
Original/Historic Place Name: Myrtle Williamson Memorial Prayer Chapel
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1966original construction
2002renovation
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls:
Roof:
 
Function:
ca. 1966-present (2006)chapel
 

Narrative:
Built in 1966 and most recently renovated in 2002, Myrtle Williamson Memorial Prayer Chapel was named for a beloved member of the Bible faculty. It is perhaps the most unique architectural structure on campus, with a free-form style using the sphere as the basic element of design.
 

References:

Sykes, William M. Historical Development of Stillman College. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1930.

Terri, Paul W. ed. A Study of Stillman Institute. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1946.

 

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