Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Scott Plaza and Alamance Quadrangle

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Institution Name: Elon University
Original/Historic Place Name: Scott Plaza and Alamance Quadrangle
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1925original construction of quadrangle Hunter, Herbert B.
1927construction information unknown
1975original construction of Scott Plaza
Designer: Herbert B. Hunter
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Function:
1925-present (2006)outdoor space
ca. 1975other (parking lot)
 

Narrative:
Every Tuesday during the school term, all faculty, staff, and students are invited to gather informally at the Scott Plaza for a midmorning coffee break, a tradition that reinforces the sense of community spirit at Elon. The Plaza is located in the quadrangle formed by the first buildings to be erected after the catastrophic fire of 1923. The Alamance Building is the central feature of the quadrangle and is flanked by the Duke and the Carlton buildings.
 

References:

Smith, William M. "School HVAC Report: Merging History and Technology: To Centralize or Not to Centralize? That Was the Question Answered When a College Campus Looked for Boiler Systems That Would Offer Student Comfort and Historic Preservation." Consulting Specifying Engineer 28 (September 2000): 40-42.

Stokes, Durwood T. Elon College: Its History and Traditions. Elon, NC: Elon College Alumni Assocation, 1982.

 

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