Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Reynolds House

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Institution Name: King College
Original/Historic Place Name: Bristol Country Club House
Location on Campus: 802 Maple St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1900soriginal construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular, Other (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick with wood siding
Roof: asphalt shingles
 
Function:
ca. 1928other (Bristol Country Club, Golf Course Clubhouse)
1928-2000private residence
ca. 2000-present (2006)other (rental property for the college)
 

Narrative:
Reynolds Hall was originally a golf course clubhouse but was converted into a private residence in the late 1920s.

The current condition is fair. The basement appears to have a moisture penetration problem; the original lockers were removed, but the addition of public restrooms in the basement to support the new athletic fields is being considered. The utility systems also need upgrading, as the building currently has a household boiler and separate heat pumps for air conditioning. The basement sewer line is attached to an antique septic tank which needs to be abandoned. With the new sewer lines installed for the new fields, this should not be a significant challenge.

The view from the back porch is similar to box seats for either a baseball game or soccer game.

Most of the campus is visible from this property, and it provides a spectacular view of the mountains.
 

References:

Landscape Master Plan. Narrative and drawings. King College, Bristol, TN.

Selected items from Collection of Master Plans. 1917, 1931, 1952 and 1968. King College Archives, King College, Bristol, TN.

Thompson & Litton Architects. Master Plan [King College]. Narrative and drawings. [Wise, VA: Thompson & Litton Architects], October 1998 and 1999.

 

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