Cherokee Gothic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bizzell Library

Cherokee Gothic is a term coined by Frank Lloyd Wright for a vernacular architectural style used on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.[1][2] The term was invented by Wright while on a tour of the school's grounds, and, when coined, applied to Bizzell Memorial Library and Evans Hall.[3][4] More recently, new construction under former university president David Boren have been designed to resemble and evoke the earlier Cherokee Gothic buildings. Buildings in the style resemble Collegiate Gothic structures found on other campuses, although they are made from brick and light stone.


  1. ^ Turner, Paul Venable (1984). Campus: An American Planning Tradition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  2. ^ Gumprecht, Blake (2007). "The campus as a public space in the American college town". Journal of Historical Geography. 33. doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2005.12.001.
  3. ^ Carter, M. Scott (16 November 2009). "These Walls: Bizzell Memorial Library in Norman, Oklahoma". The Journal Record.
  4. ^ Journal Record Staff (15 November 2015). "OU among top historic college campuses". The Journal Record.