Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Carrothers Home (President's House)

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Institution Name: University of Findlay
Original/Historic Place Name: George Carrothers' Home for the President of Findlay College
Location on Campus: 1115 North Main St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1933original construction
1990addition
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls: brick
Roof: shingle
 
Function:
ca. 1933-present (2006)president's house
 

Narrative:
The Carrothers Home was built in 1933 for $18,000 at 1115 North Main Street. It has housed all of Findlay's presidents since its completion. An addition to the south side of the home, built in 1990, includes a great room, basement, screened porch, and a deck, giving the president a larger living space and a place to entertain guests for University functions.

The home is named after an early donor and trustee, George Carrothers, who in 1907 had deeded his frame house at 1113 North Main Street to be used as a home for Findlay's presidents.
 

References:

Kern, Richard. Findlay College: The First Hundred Years. Nappanee, IN: Evangel Press, 1984.

 

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