Highland Hall (Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania)

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Highland Hall
Highland Hall Hollidaysburg PA Apr 10.JPG
Highland Hall, April 2010
Highland Hall (Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Highland Hall (Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania)
Location 517 Walnut St., Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°25′55″N 78°23′32″W / 40.43194°N 78.39222°W / 40.43194; -78.39222Coordinates: 40°25′55″N 78°23′32″W / 40.43194°N 78.39222°W / 40.43194; -78.39222
Area 4.3 acres (1.7 ha)
Built 1865
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78002351[1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1978

Highland Hall, also known as the Courthouse Annex, is a historic school building located at Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by noted Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan (1815-1884) and built about 1865. It is a four-story, "T" shaped stone building measuring 150 feet wide and 160 feet deep. It features a mansard roof, characteristic of the Second Empire style. It was originally built to serve as a Presbyterian seminary for both sexes. It became a female academy and officially named Highland Hall in 1911. It continued to be used as a girls' school until 1940. It became a county office building in 1969.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] Highland Hall will soon be turned into a 65 and older housing facility.[3]


  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 Patrick Miller and Susan Zacher (October 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Highland Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  3. ^ http://www.altoonamirror.com