Friday, July 19, 2013

This Author Staying at the Scarritt Bennett Center near Vanderbilt University

Dating from 1924, The Scarritt Bennett Center
near Vanderbilt University was once
the Scarritt College for Christian Workers
By Ken Holloway, VGEC News Manager
[email protected]

I am looking forward to my accommodations at the Scarritt Bennett Center while attending the 25th Annual VGEC Celebration Conference in October.

Mr. Henry Hibbs, a Nashville architect, won national awards for his work on these buildings, which are a modified Collegiate Gothic style. The buildings were constructed from colored Crab Orchard (Tennessee rubble) stone, which was quarried in East Tennessee, and the casement windows of the original structures were imported from England.

It's current orientation, since the school closed in 1988, is as a non-profit education, retreat and conference center with a strong commitment to promoting racial equality, cross-cultural understanding, the empowerment of women and spiritual renewal.

A serene setting with long-term Christian missionary history, housed in Gothic architecture, it is sure to bless us with peace at day's end. At $50.00 + tax per night, how could one resist?

Contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions about the conference or the Scarritt-Bennett Center accommodations.

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