Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Master plan

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Institution Name: King College
Original/Historic Place Name: Master plan
Location on Campus: 1350 King College Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1917master plan
ca. 1960smaster plan
2001master plan drawn in October Ken Ross Architects, Inc.
Designer: Ken Ross Architects, Inc. (Johnson City, TN)
Type of Place: Campus arrangement
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, engineering, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1917master plan (campus)
1917master plan (landscape)
ca. 1960smaster plan (campus)
ca. 1960smaster plan (landscape)
2001master plan (campus)
2001master plan (landscape)

See the previous master plans of 1917, 1931, 1952, and 1968 to appreciate the significanceof the changes that have been made with the most recent plan.

The faculty designed and recommended the new entrance at the time the college purchased the golf course in 1957. Forty-five years later (with the most recent Master Plan) the idea has finally come to fruition.

Civil War skirmishes took place here; many artifacts of these events, including bullets, uniform buttons, and other items have been discovered on the site during expansion and construction.


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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