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
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick, stone
Walls: brick
1905-1962private residence (home of one of Cumberland College's founding families)
1962-present (2006)president's house

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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