Barret Library at Rhodes College, Memphis
This four-level 136,000 square foot library is at the center of the Rhodes College campus. Barret Library’s genuine slate roof consists of more than 300 squares of 3/4″ to 3/8″ slate in Non-weathering Gray / Green, Non-weathering Purple, and Royal Purple.
Greenstone Slate worked with architects Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas to create a slate blend to match other nearby slate roofs, some of which date back more than 100 years. Jonathan Hill, President of Greenstone Slate, commented “It was a pleasure to be a part of this project. Selecting the mix required not only calculating percentages of color, we had to include varying slate grades to get the look we needed.”
The general contractor on the project was South Central Contractors, Inc., of Memphis.