Albert and Liberal Arts Halls

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Albert and Liberal Arts Halls
Albert and Liberal Arts Halls.jpg
The Liberal Arts Hall (on the left) and the Albert Hall, in July, 2014
Albert and Liberal Arts Halls is located in West Virginia
Albert and Liberal Arts Halls
Location Davis and Elkins College campus, Elkins, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°55′49″N 79°50′46″W / 38.93028°N 79.84611°W / 38.93028; -79.84611Coordinates: 38°55′49″N 79°50′46″W / 38.93028°N 79.84611°W / 38.93028; -79.84611
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1924
Architectural style Other, Georgian Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002599[1]
Added to NRHP August 29, 1979

Albert and Liberal Arts Halls are a set of two historic buildings located on the campus of Davis & Elkins College at Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia. The brick Georgian Revival style buildings were built between 1924 and 1926, and planned as a unit of two distinct and separate buildings connected by a graceful stone arcade. They were designed by noted Charleston architect Walter F. Martens. Originally each building was 3 1/2-stories, with gable roof and dormers, and slightly recessed 2 1/2-story wings. A fire at the Liberal Arts Hall in 1956, necessitated removal of the gable roof and a flat roof was installed. The buildings serve as educational offices and classrooms. Albert Hall is named for Charles E. Albert, Professor of Physics, who served as president from 1935 to 1939.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ James E. Harding (April 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Albert and Liberal Arts Halls" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10.