“Old Main,” the former administration building for Castle Heights is an impressive structure. Completed in 1902, the building’s sandstone foundation and red brick walls were constructed in the Collegiate Gothic style with walls adorned with battlements.
The first floor, front section, housed a chapel, a study hall with room for two hundred students, the Associate Head Master’s room, the public parlor, reading room, and library. Recitation rooms, laboratories, showers, lockers and rooms for younger boys were located on the second floor.
The third and fourth floors were the location of the dormitories for the boys age fifteen and older. In the back of the Main Building were the kitchen and dining room, basement space for bicycles, and a gymnasium on the second floor.
In 1996, The City of Lebanon purchased the building and completed a thorough renovation for use as the City Hall.
The Lebanon Museum and History Center is located at the rear of the building and open Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call 615-443-2839 and pre-arrange their tour so guides will be available.
The 2500 sq. ft. museum showcases Lebanon’s rich history with a timeline through Native American, Early settlement, Antebellum, Victorian and Modern eras. Easiest access is through the main entrance to the rear of the building.