Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Campus Safety Office

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Institution Name: Converse College
Original/Historic Place Name: Towne House/laundry
Location on Campus: back campus, behind Pell Hall
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1910sconstruction information unknown
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: tar and gravel
ca. 1898other (originally the Towne House, a watercloset connected to Main Hall)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (safety office)



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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