Swayne Hall, Talladega College

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Swayne Hall, Talladega College
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Swayne Hall, Talladega College is located in Alabama
Swayne Hall, Talladega College
Location Talladega, Alabama
Coordinates 33°26′01″N 86°06′48″W / 33.4337°N 86.1134°W / 33.4337; -86.1134Coordinates: 33°26′01″N 86°06′48″W / 33.4337°N 86.1134°W / 33.4337; -86.1134
Built 1857
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74002223
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 2, 1974[1]
Designated NHL December 2, 1974[2]

Swayne Hall is the oldest building, built in 1857 in part by slaves, on the campus of Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega College is a liberal arts college that was the only liberal arts college for black Americans in Alabama.

The building is named for General Wager Swayne, a Union Army general during the American Civil War who also served as the appointed military Governor of Alabama during the early days of Reconstruction, serving from 1867 to 1868.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Swayne Hall, Talladega College". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  3. ^ James Sheire (August, 1974). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Talladega College—Swayne Hall PDF (259 KB). National Park Service. 

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