Campus Heritage Network Spotlights Rhodes′ Architectural Preservation Plan
Publication Date: 2/17/2010
Rhodes is the February feature on CampusHeritage.org, a site that provides information on preservation projects of 86 American campuses that were funded as part of the Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Initiative.
The feature highlights Rhodes’ plans to preserve the traditions of its architectural style, to expand the number of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and to study the adaptive reuse of several key campus buildings.
The Collegiate Gothic architecture at Rhodes was meant to convey the ennobling and uplifting spirit of a liberal arts education. Since 1925 when the college moved to Memphis from Clarksville, Tenn., every campus building has followed this style that includes limestone arches, sandstone, and slate roofs.
Thirteen campus buildings and two permanent gateways are listed on The National Register of Historical Places.
Rhodes also is on the Historic Campus Architecture Project Web site.