Chappelle Administration Building

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Chapelle Administration Building
Chappelle Administration Building, Allen University (Columbia).jpg
Chappelle Administration Building
Chappelle Administration Building is located in South Carolina
Chappelle Administration Building
Location 1530 Harden St., Columbia, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°0′38.58″N 81°1′15.63″W / 34.0107167°N 81.0210083°W / 34.0107167; -81.0210083Coordinates: 34°0′38.58″N 81°1′15.63″W / 34.0107167°N 81.0210083°W / 34.0107167; -81.0210083
Built 1922
Architect Lankford,John A.
Governing body Private
Part of Allen University (#75001705)
NRHP Reference # 76001710
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976[1]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[2]

The Chappelle Administration Building, on the campus of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, was designed by John Anderson Lankford, known as the “dean of black architects.”[3] The building name has been spelled Chapelle Administration Building in HABS and NPS reports.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][4]

According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, "The building is topped by a round cupola with clock and chimes. The original cupola was destroyed by lightning in 1974, but has since been restored."[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Chapelle Administration Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Chapelle Administration Building, Richland County (Allen University, 1530 Harden St., Columbia)". National Register Properties in South Carolina listing. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  4. ^ Lynn Gomez Graves (June 30, 1976). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Chapelle Administration Building" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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