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Annie Merner Pfeiffer Memorial Library, Fleming and McCuskey Halls

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1952–1953, Poundstone and Ayres. Northwest edge of the campus
  • Annie Merner Pfeiffer Memorial Library, Fleming and McCuskey Halls (S. Allen Chambers, Jr.)

Three red brick, white-trimmed buildings grouped north of the Administration Building were designed by an Atlanta firm and inaugurated the Georgian Revival style on campus. The library, closest to the Administration Building, has a giant-order Ionic portico recessed between identical gable-ended wings. Above, a Mount Vernon–inspired cupola centers the ridge of the roof. The Fleming and McCuskey dormitories, farther to the northwest, have projecting Ionic porticoes resting on ground-floor arcades. All three buildings surprise by their late date, when the Georgian Revival style had generally become far more watered down than the version seen here.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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