Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Pebble Hill Renovation and New Addition

Pebble Hill Renovation and New Addition

Construction has begun for a renovation and addition to Pebble Hill. Pebble Hill, also known as the Scott-Yarbrough House, is an 1847 antebellum cottage in Auburn, Alabama listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It currently serves as the home of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

Pebble Hill will be renovated to honor its mid-1800s origins while continuing to serve as the intersection of “town and gown” in Auburn. A companion building, designed to complement the main building, will include an assembly room that will seat 100 people. The renovation and building project will allow Pebble Hill to once again conduct programming on site, especially conferences, exhibitions, book talks, and lectures. It creates an opportunity to engage students, faculty, and the general public in exploring and documenting our history.

Pebble Hill is an important site of Auburn and Alabama history, encompassing Native American occupation, the founding of the “loveliest village,” and two Civil War raids, as well as serving as a home to generations of Auburn students.

 

 

Last Updated: August 09, 2016