Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Roburn Hall

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Institution Name: University of the Cumberlands
Original/Historic Place Name: Williamsburg Institute
Location on Campus: Main St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1888original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Walls: brick
ca. 1888other (recitation building)
1928-present (2006)residence hall (women)

Initially known as Institute Hall, Roburn Hall was the first building of the Williamsburg Institute. Built in 1888 at a cost of $8,000, this building has served as a recitation facility, and in 1928 was renamed Roburn Hall, which means "oaken" in Latin. From that time to the present, Roburn Hall has served as a residence hall for female students.


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