Centre College's campus is intimate, green, and generally conforms to a universal architectural style. For
the most part, each building on campus contains features that reference the first building on campus, Old Centre, while at the same time possessing unique characteristics that give them their own identity. Most students, professors, and visitors walk around campus thinking about classes, essays, and how many days until the weekend. Rarely do we take the time to notice the buildings around us or how they have been arranged. Our campus has evolved markedly over time and today each building or group of buildings have their own stories to tell. The varying architectural styles on campus communicate certain messages that we either are not aware of or we simply choose to ignore.
The buildings on our campus are not neutral; rather, they attempt to express power and authority through different means. Centre has consistently tried to assert her authority through campus building programs in order to gain a more presitigious reputation as an elite institution of higher learning. Each building, monument, and sculpture contains codes of power and communicates values, ideas, and messages. This website is dedicated to exploring Cooper Ganfield House and how Centre College has tried to use it as an expression of the school's power and influence.
All research and web design completed by Tony Huffman, Centre College, Class of '14.
Right: Old Quadrangle under construction, property of Tony Huffman
Left: Old Quadrangle near completion, property of Tony Huffman
Right: Old Quadrangle today, property of the Cento