WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide – Brenau University

  Some of my earliest childhood memories are of being on the campus of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia where my aunt (my father’s sister) was a student.  Brenau has been part of my mother’s side of the family since the 1890s when my great grandmother taught art there. My mother was a student at…

Lingering Look at Architecture: Colleges and Universities

Founded 135 years ago as an all-female institution, Brenau University is located in Gainesville, Georgia, about fifty miles north of Atlanta.  Brenau takes its name from the German word brennen, meaning “burn,” and the Latin word aurum, meaning gold.  “As Gold Refined By Fire” became the school’s motto.  For the first 93 years of its existence, Brenau…