Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Merner-Pfeiffer Library

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Institution Name: Tennessee Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Merner-Pfeiffer Library
Location on Campus: D. Farmer Dr.
Date(s) of Construction:
1941original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
 
Function:
ca. 1941-present (2006)library
 

Narrative:
Merner-Pfeiffer Library, built in 1941, contains over 100,000 volumes of books and reference materials. The building also contains an archives room where much of the college's records are stored. The library is completely automated and has access to the Appalachian College Association electronic library as well as interlibrary loans. The library is characterized by high arch windows and a spiral staircase. The remodeled archives room houses several one-of-a-kind items for the Methodist Church.
 

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