Stewart Hall (Morgantown, West Virginia)

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Stewart Hall
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Stewart Hall, September 2012
Stewart Hall (Morgantown, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Stewart Hall (Morgantown, West Virginia)
Location West Virginia University campus, Morgantown, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°38′3″N 79°57′16″W / 39.63417°N 79.95444°W / 39.63417; -79.95444Coordinates: 39°38′3″N 79°57′16″W / 39.63417°N 79.95444°W / 39.63417; -79.95444
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1900-1902
Built by Caldwell & Drake
Architect Wilson Bros. & Co.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 80004034[1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1980

Stewart Hall is a historic library and administration building associated with the West Virginia University and located at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It was built between 1900 and 1902, and consists of a gabled central block, a 2 1/2 story gabled entrance pavilion, and a monumental octagonal tower. It is built of reinforced concrete and coursed Amherst sandstone blocks and is in the Romanesque Revival style. The interior features a two-story, arcaded rotunda. It housed the university library until 1931, when it became the Administration Building. It was renamed in the 1970s in honor of Irvin Stewart, president of the University from 1946 to 1958.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Rodney S. Collins (March 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Stewart Hall". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.