Alcorn State University Historic District

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Alcorn State University Historic District
Literary Society Building, Alcorn State University.jpg
Front of the Literary Society Building (Belles Lettres), part of the district
Alcorn State University Historic District is located in Mississippi
Alcorn State University Historic District
Alcorn State University Historic District is located in the US
Alcorn State University Historic District
LocationAlcorn State University campus, Lorman, Mississippi
Coordinates31°52′32″N 91°8′59″W / 31.87556°N 91.14972°W / 31.87556; -91.14972Coordinates: 31°52′32″N 91°8′59″W / 31.87556°N 91.14972°W / 31.87556; -91.14972
Area10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1871
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Federal, Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #82003098[1]
Added to NRHPMay 20, 1982*

Alcorn State University Historic District is a historic district on the campus of Alcorn State University in rural Claiborne County, Mississippi, northwest of Lorman. It includes Oakland Memorial Chapel, a National Historic Landmark and seven other buildings.

Rowan and Martin were two graduates who served as President in the early 1900s and improved the campus. L.J. Rowan was president during 1905-1911 and 1915-1934, and J.A. Martin was president during 1911-1915.[2]

It includes eight contributing buildings:[2]

  • Belles Lettres (c. 1855), Greek Revival.
  • Dormitory #2. (c. 1855), Greek Revival.
  • Dormitory #3. (c. 1855), Greek Revival.
  • Administration Building (1928)
  • Harmon Hall (1929)
  • President's House (c. 1930)
  • Oakland Chapel (c. 1938)
  • Lanier Hall (1939), Colonial Revival.

The 1959 Library and Science Building is an intrusion in the district.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c P. Ana Gordon (January 5, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Alcorn State University Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved October 27, 2016. with 10 photos from 1982