Avery Hall, Lincoln Memorial University
Built between 1902 and 1904 and located at the site of the grand but short-lived Four Seasons Hotel, Avery Hall became the first newly-constructed campus building of Lincoln Memorial University. The university was established in 1897 by former Union General Oliver Howard and Reverend Arthur A. Myers. Avery Hall included dormitories and a dining hall in addition to classrooms and the campus library. The building remains a central feature of the university campus.
Backstory and Context
Suppiger, Joseph E. Phoenix of the Mountains: The Story of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, TN: Lincoln Memorial University Press, 2001 (originally published in 1977).