Covenant's flagship building, Carter Hall, was built in 1928 as the Lookout Mountain Hotel. Click here to see a Facebook photo album of Carter Hall through the decades.
Over eighty years ago when Paul Carter dreamed of building the elegant Lookout Mountain Hotel on what is now Covenant College’s campus, he longed to draw people from around the country to enjoy the unique beauty of this mountain on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The economy of the times eventually ruined Mr. Carter’s dream—or so he thought. The truth of the matter is that God’s plans can never be frustrated.
For nearly fifty years, students from across the United States and around the world have come to Lookout Mountain to enjoy the beauty of this place while they explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things. Carter Hall—named after the man with a vision for this mountaintop—remains a vital building for the College. The BUILD campaign has funded the refreshing of a number of student rooms in Carter Hall, but extensive renovations are still needed to more student residences, public areas, major systems, and the exterior of this historic building.
Covenant has expanded significantly since those early days when almost everything was housed under one roof, but Carter Hall remains a strong symbol of God’s providence. Taking great care of this gift is a priority.
Did you know? Carter Hall is the largest residence hall at Covenant, home to 36% of our student residents. It also houses the dining hall, administrative offices, the mailroom, the bookstore, the Blink snack shop, and a spacious, ornate lobby. Listen to current student Matthew Trexler ’11 talk about living in Carter Hall and carrying on traditions that were begun by alumni a few decades ago.
Please consider making a gift today to help fund the continued renovation of Carter Hall.
To learn more about the other capital projects, click on the images to the right or the links below.