Abbey Leix Mansion
The centerpiece of the O’More campus is an important part of the historic heritage of Franklin, Tennessee, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Abbey Leix Mansion is the former residence of the college’s founder, Mrs. Eloise Pitts O’More. Built in 1866, it represents a restrained version of the Italianate Revival style. The Mansion includes the Admissions Office, administrative offices, classrooms, the Robert N. Moore, Jr. Gallery, Café Eloise, and the McAfee Library and resource center.
Farrar-Fleming Hall
This historic building is a large-scale mansion in the Romanesque Revival style with Eastlake and High Queen Ann influences, designed by one of Tennessee’s earliest and best-known architects, Hugh Cathcart Thompson. It houses the School of Interior Design and additional student work space.
Hieronymus Hall
This facility at the rear of the Mansion is named after Clara Hieronymus, the legendary theater critic and arts journalist. Hieronymus Hall consists of classrooms, a student lounge and the Financial Aid Office.
The Pavilion serves as a lecture classroom and community workshop facility.
School of Fashion
The Fashion building serves as a workspace and houses design and illustration studios and a state-of-the-art computer lab.
School of Visual Design
This building houses the Visual Design Department and includes the Dr. David and Wendy Shen Studio, the Eddie and Susan DeGarmo Studio, and the O’More Letterpress.


Administrative Office Hours
Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
During the academic year, the Abbey Leix Mansion is open during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7 am to 10 pm

Friday: 7 am to 6 pm

The Mansion and administrative offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Studio Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7 am to 10 pm
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Key Access Only
Students requiring access to studios after normal operating hours may request access from their Department Chair. With their approval and the signing of a waiver, 24-hour access will be granted on an individual basis.


Maintenance Requests
Students, faculty, and staff may submit maintenance requests for a variety of non-emergency maintenance issues, including general repairs, grounds maintenance, housekeeping, plumbing issues, electrical issues and heat / air conditioning.

Click here to submit a maintenance request. For facilities requests, please be sure to select ‘facilities’ under category. For questions regarding your maintenance request, please contact Emily Kynerd at