Athens: Founders Hall
The adjective “stately” is often used, and even overused, to describe buildings of substance. Yet it’s an apt description of Founders Hall on the Athens State University campus. Built during 1842-1844, the Greek Revival-style building is distinguished by a spacious recessed portico with monumental iconic columns and flanking piers. Additions over the years have tripled the dimensions of the original building, which included adding a third floor. Founders Hall was built by the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church on five acres of donated land and houses the university president’s office.
Photo credit: Lewis Kennedy