Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Gillespie Hall

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Institution Name: University of the Cumberlands
Original/Historic Place Name: Johnson Hall
Location on Campus: Main St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1893original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Walls: brick
1893-present (2006)residence hall (women)

Gillespie Hall, formerly called Johnson Hall, was built in 1893. It was named for William J. Johnson, the first president of the school. The building has always served as a residence hall for women, and more recently exclusively for freshman women.


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