Lea Laboratory

Lea Laboratory is a historic laboratory building located on the original campus of Wake Forest University at Wake Forest, Wake County, North Carolina. It was designed by noted Baltimore architect John Appleton Wilson (1851–1927) and built in 1887–1888. It consists of a two-story pedimented central brick block, three bays wide and seven deep flanked by one-story pedimented brick wings. The building has a blend of Colonial Revival and Victorian design elements. It is the oldest remaining building on the original campus of Wake Forest University, now Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was one of the first chemical laboratories constructed on a Southern college campus.[2]

Lea Laboratory
Lea Laboratory is located in North Carolina
Lea Laboratory
Lea Laboratory is located in the United States
Lea Laboratory
LocationSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Coordinates35°58′52″N 78°30′42″W / 35.98111°N 78.51167°W / 35.98111; -78.51167Coordinates: 35°58′52″N 78°30′42″W / 35.98111°N 78.51167°W / 35.98111; -78.51167
Area10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1887 (1887)-1888
ArchitectWilson, John Appleton
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Victorian
NRHP reference No.75001298[1]
Added to NRHPMay 29, 1975

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1] It is located in the Wake Forest Historic District.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Robert Topkins and Ruth Little-Stokes (March 1975). "Lea Laboratory" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places – Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-06-01.