Alexander Wade House

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Alexander Wade House
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Alexander Wade House, September 2012
Alexander Wade House is located in West Virginia
Alexander Wade House
Location 256 Prairie St., Morgantown, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°37′29″N 79°57′30″W / 39.62472°N 79.95833°W / 39.62472; -79.95833Coordinates: 39°37′29″N 79°57′30″W / 39.62472°N 79.95833°W / 39.62472; -79.95833
Built 1872
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP Reference # 66000752
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[2]

Alexander Wade House was the home of educator Alexander Wade (1832-1904), who became known for the system of grade promotional exams and graduations he developed to serve needs of rural students. The system was adopted widely.

The house was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1965.[2][3] The property was added to the Chancery Hill Historic District in 2001.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Alexander Wade House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  3. ^ (November, 1980) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Alexander Wade House, National Park Service and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior and interior, from 1974.
  4. ^ Katherine Jourdan and Karen Giuliani (July 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Chancery Hill Historic District (boundary increase)" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-20.