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Excerpt from Building A College: An Architectural History of Berea College[1]

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Depot Street Cottage,  1897
This structure housed twenty boys in sleeping rooms on the second floor and had a large general study room on the first floor (BC Reporter, Jan., 1897). As with the Mt. Vernon Street Cottages, both the street and houses have been removed.

Merrow Cottage,  1893
Named for Abigail S. Merrow, director of the Domestic Science Department from 1909-13, this one-and-a-half-story house which was built  in front of and northwest of Principal John and Elizabeth Rogers' home  served as a model  home for Normal Girls Home Science classes where child care was emphasized. It was designed by Cleveland Cady, was student built, had a cistern and a   built­ in dumb waiter to the cellar. At one time Merrow  Cottage was also known as the Teacherage.  In 1939, Merrow  Cottage  served as a country home for high school senior girls. All Berea senior girls were required to live in a "Country Home"  for one semester (Virginia Ferril (Piland).

 

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[1] Citation: Boyce, Robert Piper. Building A College: An Architectural History of Berea College. Self-published. Berea, Ky: Berea College Printing Services, 2006, p 47-48


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Boyce, Robert Piper. Building A College: An Architectural History of Berea College. Self-published. Berea, Ky: Berea College Printing Services, 2006, p 47-48.

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