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(6) Round House


The Round House, a stone octagon building, was the music classroom.

The college added a heating system and shelves were constructed for music scores. 

2007: The building remains much the same except for the central light fixture and the picture window on the lake side.


Round House 2007

Photographs: Party in the Round House, Harry Noland, photographer; Music class in the Round House, Erwin Bodky at piano, Trude Guermonprez Elsesser (photographer), courtesy Lisa Jalowetz Aronson; Round House exterior, Black Mountain College Project.



The Black Mountain College Project gratefully acknowledges a grant from the Graham Foundation
for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for a study of architecture at Black Mountain College.