Photo, Students digging a ditch for the Lake Eden Studies Building, ca. 1940-1941

Photo, Students digging a ditch for the Lake Eden Studies Building, ca. 1940-41

The college decided to build a permanent campus at Lake Eden, several miles from the Blue Ridge campus. In order to save money on labor, faculty and staff volunteered to do work such as digging trenches, pouring concrete, and clearing trees. Black Mountain College moved to the Lake Eden campus in 1941.

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, a branch of the North Carolina State Archives

Photo, Studies Building across Lake Eden, Black Mountain College Campus

Photo, Studies Building across Lake Eden, Black Mountain College Campus

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, a branch of the North Carolina State Archives

Photo, Work program team leaving Lee Hall for Lake Eden, ca. 1937-1941

Photo, Work program team leaving Lee Hall for Lake Eden, ca. 1937-1941

Many students participated in the work program that included working on the college-run farm, improving roads to the school, and chopping wood.

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, a branch of the North Carolina State Archives