Carter Hall, Covenant College

Lookout Mountain - Walker County

Though it was built as a luxury hotel in 1928, Carter Hall now serves Covenant College. It became a school in 1964 and underwent several renovations over time, removing much of its historic fabric. In 2015, a rehabilitation project began that included removing non-historic materials, returning the original window configuration, repair and replacement where necessary of original Ludowici tile roofing, installation of a fire sprinkler system, reopening original exterior porches, returning the façade’s half-timbering, and most noticeably, reconstructing a tower and cupola that had been removed in the 1970s.


Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.