Western Carolina University: McKee Building – Cullowhee NC

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The McKee Building on the campus of Western Carolina University was built in 1938-39 as part of a six-building expansion of what was then Western Carolina Teacher’s College. The North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $110,000 for a new training school for teachers in 1937. An additional $90,000 came from a Public Works Administration grant.

The brick structure has been refurbished and it currently houses several academic departments at Western Carolina University. Some of the original woodwork and chalkboard remain.

It is named for Gertrude Dills McKee, first woman elected to the N.C. Senate. She served in Raleigh from 1931-1948 and was also a trustee of the college.

Source notes

NC Historic Preservation Office: (https://files.nc.gov/ncdcr/historic-preservation-office/PDFs/ER%2018-3052.pdf), accessed February 2020.

Project originally submitted by Sarah Downing on February 21, 2020.

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Location Info


103 Killian Building Lane
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723

Coordinates: 35.3113479, -83.18091

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