Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Mary Johnson Lane House

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Institution Name: Lane College
Original/Historic Place Name: President's Home
Location on Campus: 566 Lane Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1924original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular, Other (Glossary)
Significance: culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: cement
Walls: brick
Roof: asphalt
1924-1999president's house
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (receptions; guest house)

The Mary Johnson Lane House, in continuous service as a residence for the president of the college until late 1999, was renovated in 1994. It was named in memory of Mrs. Mary Johnson Lane, the wife of Dr. James Franklin Lane, for her untiring service to the college as registrar, secretary, and library staff member.


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.


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