Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Carnegie Building

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Institution Name: Converse College
Original/Historic Place Name: Carnegie Library
Location on Campus: right of Twichell Auditorium
Date(s) of Construction:
1905original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: seamed metal
ca. 1905library
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration (Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations offices)

Built in 1905, the Carnegie building is a brick, two-story building, with a pedimented entrance porch, fluted columns with ionic capitals, and a central dome. Originally the home of the college library, today it houses the Development, Alumni Affairs, and Public Relations offices.


Eaddy, Mary Ann. Converse College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1975.

Kibler, Lillian Adele. The History of Converse College. Spartanburg, SC: Converse College, 1973.

Willis, Jeffrey R. Converse College: A Pictorial History. Spartanburg, SC: Converse College, 2001.


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