Bentley Hall

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Bentley Hall
Bentley Hall.jpg
Bentley Hall, October 2009
Bentley Hall is located in Pennsylvania
Bentley Hall
Location Allegheny College campus, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°38′55″N 80°8′51″W / 41.64861°N 80.14750°W / 41.64861; -80.14750Coordinates: 41°38′55″N 80°8′51″W / 41.64861°N 80.14750°W / 41.64861; -80.14750
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1820-1835
Built by Alden, Rev., Timothy
Architectural style Colonial, Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001156[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1977

Bentley Hall is a historic building located on the campus of Allegheny College at Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1820 and 1835, and is a vernacular brick and stone building with a Federal style center building and Greek Revival style wings. The central section measures three stories and 60 feet wide and the two-story wings are 30 feet wide each. It is topped by a distinctive cupola. It was the first building built on the Allegheny College campus, and the only building until Ruter Hall was built in 1853. It is named for Rev. William Bentley, an early benefactor.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Carolyn Pitts (July 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Bentley Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-19.