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One structure on campus more than any other echoes the very core of Alice Lloyd College's existence. This building is Founder's Shack. Originally built for Mrs. Lloyd by Abisha Johnson and other community men, the Founders Shack is the oldest building on campus. The Founder's Shack is a wood-plank, two room structure with a lean-to roof. It is built on a small piece of bottom land on a steep hillside.
Since the early 1900s Founder's Shack has quietly graced our campus, and continues to be a strong reminder of the past and how far we have progressed as an institution.
The structure is in fair condition. The building was originally equipped only with a coal-burning fireplace, but a heating/cooling unit had been added to preserve many of the historical artifacts located inside.
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