Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
N. C. Cleaves Hall

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Institution Name: Lane College
Original/Historic Place Name: Cleaves Industrial Hall
Location on Campus: Historic District facing Lane Ave. (south)
Date(s) of Construction:
1920original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: engineering, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: cement
Walls: brick
Roof: asphalt
 
Function:
ca. 1920academic department building (housed "girls' industries" and music)
ca. 1920student union (center for social activities)
1920-present (2006)residence hall (for 100 advanced female students)
 

Narrative:
Cleaves Hall is very horizontal in appearance with glazed yellow brick belt coursing between each floor. Windows are original twelve-over-one frame sash except for the basement windows, which are eight-over-one. The second story windows on the central bay are arched with glazed brick relief arching. At the roofline of the central bay is a projecting brick pediment with a stepped parapet. The hipped roof of the building has modern composition shingles and wide eaves. The interior of the building retains much of its original layout, but some remodeling has occurred over the years. This remodeling has been confined to the lowering of ceilings in some spaces, new lighting fixtures, and added floor surfaces. Most original door surrounds and interior finishes remain.
 

References:

Campus Master Plan. 1991. Lane College, Jackson, TN.

Campus Plan. 1968. Lane College, Jackson, TN.

Cooke, Anna L. Lane College: Its Heritage and Outreach, 1882-1982. Jackson, TN: Lane College, 1987.

Facilities Master Plan Update. [Jackson, TN: Lane College], 2001.

Murphy, Kimberley A., and Thomason, Philip. Lane College Historic District [Boundary Increase]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1991.

Thomason, Philip. Lane College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1987.

 

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