Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Chambers-McClure Academic Center

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Institution Name: Lane College
Original/Historic Place Name: Chambers-McClure Academic Center
Location on Campus: south end of campus facing Lane Ave. (north)
Date(s) of Construction:
1997original construction Architecture, Inc.
Designer: Architecture, Inc.
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: engineering, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: cement
Walls: brick
Roof: gravel, tar
1997-present (2006)auditorium
1997-present (2006)chapel
1997-present (2006)classrooms (and conference rooms)
1997-present (2006)other (library learning resource center, Technology Learning Center)

This modern facility provides the college with the ability to fully utilize modern technology in the delivery of instruction. It was named in memory of Dr. Alex A. Chambers, who died while serving the college as president, and in honor of Dr. Wesley Cornelius McClure, the ninth president of the college. The facility houses the William H. Graves Auditorium and Chapel, named for and dedicated to Bishop William Henry Graves in 1998.


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


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