Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Carson Hall

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Institution Name: Warren Wilson College
Original/Historic Place Name: Carson Hall
Location on Campus: 110 Lower College Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1926original construction Lamont, A. G. )
Designer: A. G. Lamont of New York, from Board of National Missions, UPC, USA
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: education, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: composition fiber glass, mechanical system rubber roof
ca. 1926other (post office)
1926-present (2006)classrooms
1926-present (2006)administration
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (Career Resource Center)
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices

Carson Hall was built in 1926 and named for Mrs. Anne C. Carson of Cincinnati, Ohio, who left money for its construction in memory of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Kyle. It originally housed the president's office, all other administrative offices, and classrooms. Renovation in 1978 was accomplished through gifts from the George Perkins Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

Architect A.G. Lamont from the Board of National Missions of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA (UPCUSA) designed several of the first buildings on the campus.


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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