Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Blakeslee Hall

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Institution Name: Tennessee Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Blakeslee Hall
Location on Campus: 323 N. Jackson St.
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1905original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian, Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: shingle
ca. 1905residence hall
ca. 2004-present (2006)president's house

Purchased as a dormitory, Blakeslee Hall was renovated into a residence for the President, who with his family often entertains college organizations as well as members of the community in the house. Original wood plank floors were refinished recently, and the Plantation shutters were replaced with shutters of the same era. The front door is original, the hardware stamped 1876. The addition of bathrooms and a kitchen are the only rooms not original.


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