Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Banfield-Durham Hall

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Institution Name: Tennessee Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Banfield-Durham Hall
Location on Campus: center of campus
Date(s) of Construction:
1901original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: metal and shingle
ca. 1901other (kitchen)
ca. 1901other (laboratory)
ca. 1901-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices

Originally built in 1901, Banfield-Durham Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus. It was renovated in 2001, at which time the exterior was completely restored, including copper guttering. The interior recaptured a domed ceiling that had been hidden by drop ceilings. Both interior and exterior follow the original style. The building has Gothic spires, making it the tallest building on campus. Banfield-Durham is the primary academic building of Tennessee Wesleyan College and is used for classrooms, offices, and computer labs.


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