DRAPER INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 10: Built Environment

DRAPER INDUSTRIAL ARTS BUILDING, 1936-

Draper Industrial Arts Building was planned and constructed to replace the Boy’s Industrial Building which burned in 1935. The construction of the much larger building took many years to gather funding and to construct. It finally came into being as the result of a generous donation from Jessie Preston Draper and her daughter, Helen Draper Ayer, in 1936.

While the original Boy’s Industrial Building housed the Industrial Arts program, the Draper Industrial Building was planned to add classroom space and lab space for the growing science programs at the School during the boarding school days. It had space for a woodwork shop, a print shop, and on the lower level, a mechanic shop. The new science labs included a unique aquatic pond on the second level in a glassed-in area known as the “atrium.”

Today the “atrium” is no longer found. The building has had several modifications. Today the modified building houses many of the main classrooms, as well as offices, for the Environmental Education programs at the School and includes numerous artifacts, live reptiles and other native fauna.

The basic structure of the building is rectangular in shape and today comprises three stories. Typical of the designs of Mary Rockwell Hook, the original building was constructed with flat roofs and castellations for both the central structure as well as the west wing and was only a two-story structure. The signature of the center building is the yellow cut stone which dominates the facade of the structure and includes a two-tiered exterior stair that leads directly to the second level. To the left of the central structure is a one-story wing that continues to house the woodworking shop. A gable roof covers both the west wing and the central structure. On the lower level, planned as a mechanics area, are three garage doors that provide access to one long room with a poured concrete floor.

The windows in the structure are of several varieties including 6/6 double-hung windows and metal casement windows. The metal casement windows underwent substantial restoration during the early 2003 – 2005 as part of a Save America’s Treasures restoration grant. When the remodeling was initiated in the 1940s the flat roofs were removed and an additional story was gained for the building by adding a board and batten third story. A new metal roof was installed on the central structure in 2011.


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Title Draper Industrial Building
Alt. Title Draper Building ; Draper Industrial Arts Building ; Draper Industrial ;
Identifier Permalink: https://pinemountainsettlement.net/?page_id=5695
Creator Pine Mountain Settlement School
Alt. Creator Mary Rockwell Hook
Subject Keyword : Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Draper Industrial Arts Building ; Boy’s Industrial Building ; donations ; Jessie Preston Draper ; Helen Draper Ayer ; Industrial Arts ; classrooms ; laboratories ; science programs ; woodworking ; print shop ; mechanic shop ; aquatic pond ; atrium ; Environmental Education ; Mary Rockwell Hook ; castellations ; yellow cut stone ; metal casement windows ; double-hung windows ; Save America’s Treasures restoration grant ;
Subject LCSH Draper Industrial Building — Pine Mountain Settlement School — History
Draper Industrial Building — Pine Mountain Settlement School — Architecture
Education — Appalachian Region
Pine Mountain Settlement School — History
Rural schools — Appalachian Region, Southern
Rural schools — Kentucky — History
Schools — Appalachian Region
Farms — Appalachian Region
Hook, Mary Rockwell
Pettit, Katherine
Zande, Ethel de Long
Date 2001-05-27 ; 2013-12-31 ;
Publisher Pine Mountain Settlement School
Type collection ; image ; text ;
Format Documents ; collection of photographs ; misc. formats ; photograph albums ;
Source Series 10: Built Environment
Language English
Relation Kentucky Virtual Library collections <http://www.kyvl.org/> [searchable]
Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives
< http://www.berea.edu/library/Special/saarchives.html>
Transylvania College Archives <http://www.transy.edu/libspcoll.html>
Univ. of KY Appalachian Archives <gopher://gopher.uky.edu/1MENU%20LIBRARY%21191/APPAL.INFO>
3D Pine Mountain Settlement School <http://www.kingdomcome.org/maps/pmss.html>
National Historic Landmarks Database <http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1756&ResourceType=District>
Coverage temporal 1936 –
Coverage spatial Kentucky and the Southern Appalachians
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor n/a
Description Core documents, correspondence, writings, and papers describing Draper Industrial Arts Building ; clippings, photographs, books by or about [full name] ;
Acquisition n/a
Citation “[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.
Processed by Helen Hayes Wykle, 2002-07-01 ; 2013-12-31 hw ;
Last updated 2006-11-01 ; 2012-07-01 hw ; 2013-12-31 hw ; 2016-02-17 aae ; 2016-03-12 aae ;

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