Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Dodge House

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Institution Name: Warren Wilson College
Original/Historic Place Name: Dodge House
Location on Campus: 113 Upper College Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1901original construction Sears-Roebuck kit homes, in the style of
Designer: in the style of the early Sears Robuck kit homes
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wood lap siding
Roof: composition shingles
ca. 1901private residence (home of superintendent of Ashville Farm School, and apartments for staff and faculty of Farm School and later, Warren Wilson College)
ca. 2004-present (2006)admissions office
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration (Dean of the College)

Dodge House, the oldest building on Warren Wilson College Campus and the first Asheville Farm School home, was erected in 1901 and named for Dr. D. Stuart Dodge, who served as president of the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church. It is an attractive and well-maintained building located in the center of campus. At one time it housed staff families and single female staff with shared kitchen facilities.

It is thought that it might be a kit home in the style of the Sears Roebuck kit homes that were on the market in later years.


Holden, Reuben A. Warren Wilson College: A Centennial Portrait. [Swannanoa, NC: Warren Wilson College,] 1994.

Jensen, Henry W. A History of Warren Wilson College: On the Occasion the College's Eightieth Anniversary. [s.l.: s.n.,] 1974.

Martin, Elizabeth G., comp. The Buildings of Warren Wilson College. [s.l.: s.n.,] 1972.


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