Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Wheeler Alumni House

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Institution Name: Brenau University
Original/Historic Place Name: Wheeler Alumni House
Location on Campus: 500 Washington St. NE
Date(s) of Construction:
1920original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: wood (covered in vinyl siding)
Roof: asphalt
ca. 1920president's house
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (offices of Institutional Advancement, Public Relations and Alumni)

The building has a two-story columned entry with a Porte cochere and a second-floor balcony. Entry rooms include original flooring, doors, and a two-story stairwell. The original windows and sunporch also remain. While the building is in very good condition, the exterior has been covered in vinyl.


Waskiewicz, Lyn. Brenau College District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.


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