Sherman Hall (Western Illinois University)
Western Illinois State Normal School Building
Sherman Hall, 2006
|Location||1 University Cir., Macomb, Illinois|
|Area||6.2 acres (2.5 ha)|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|Governing body||Western Illinois University|
|NRHP Reference #||98000470|
|Added to NRHP||May 20, 1998|
Construction & Early History
Designed by Illinois architect Robert Watson, Sherman Hall is a three-story, mixed classical revival-style building. Construction on Sherman Hall began on December 21, 1900 at the cost of $302,950.
Sherman Hall opened to the public in 1902 as the main building of Western Illinois State Normal School. Sherman Hall was the school's only building until Garwood Hall was built in 1914. At the turn of the 20th century, the hall contained classrooms, an auditorium, a gymnasium, a library, laboratories and administrative offices.
National Historic Place
Sherman Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 as "Western Illinois State Normal School Building." This listing also encompasses nearby Garwood Hall because it is linked to Sherman Hall by a passageway as well as the Western Illinois University Art Gallery because it was the original heating annex for Sherman Hall.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Morton, Dan. "Building History." Western Courier, October 2, 1998. Retrieved February 23, 2007.
- Sherman Hall Designated on National Register of Historic Places, Western Illinois University Campus Connection, June 26, 1998. Retrieved February 14, 2007.