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Fletcher Dormitory

Building History
Other Names: none Fletcher Hall, 1960s
Date Built: 1963
Date Razed:
Cost of Construction: $1 million
Gross Square Feet: 80,649
Assignable Square Feet: 59,594
Architects: Jesse Page & Associates, Raleigh, NC

Namesake: Inglis Fletcher (1879-1969) studied sculpture at Washington University in St. Louis, but did not graduate.After her marriage (1902), she followed her husband John Fletcher to mining camps in California, Oregon and Alaska. While residing in Spokane, she began her writing career and her first book was published in 1931. She traveled worldwide to do research for her works. Eight years later she began writing historical novels about North Carolina and this series of books became best sellers and were translated into many languages.

The Fletchers moved to Edenton, North Carolina where Inglis became actively involved in community activities.

Click here to see a list of books by Inglis Fletcher held by Joyner Library.
See also Manuscript Collection # 21 for more information regarding Inglis Fletcher.

History: Dedicated on November 8, 1964, this modern, seven story, flat roofed dormitory for women is constructed of brick, steel, and concrete. Partial financing was provided by the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency. It was built to house 432 students and was the tallest building in Greenville at the time. It was often referred to as the "skyscraper dorm."

Additions: None

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