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
Materials:
Foundation: brick
Walls: wood (covered in vinyl siding)
Roof: asphalt
 
Function:
ca. 1920president's house
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (offices of Institutional Advancement, Public Relations and Alumni)
 

Narrative:
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.
 

References:

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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