Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
President's House

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Institution Name: University of the Cumberlands
Original/Historic Place Name: Ruby Gatliff Archer residence
Location on Campus: Main St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1905original construction
2003addition
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: brick, stone
Walls: brick
Roof:
 
Function:
1905-1962private residence (home of one of Cumberland College's founding families)
1962-present (2006)president's house
 

Narrative:
The Ruby Gatliff Archer President's Home was given to the college in 1962. The house, built in 1905, is a replica of the "Kentucky Home" exhibited in the St. Louis, Missouri, 1904 World's Fair. Every effort has been made to keep the home as an example of the style, furnishings, and gracious living of that period. An addition to the home was completed in the summer of 2003.
 

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