Irvin Hall

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Irvin Hall, Highland Community Junior College
Irvin Hall, Highland Community Junior College.jpg
Irvin Hall in 1958
Irvin Hall is located in Kansas
Irvin Hall
Irvin Hall is located in the US
Irvin Hall
Location Highland Community Junior College campus, Highland, Kansas
Coordinates 39°51′36″N 95°16′13″W / 39.86000°N 95.27028°W / 39.86000; -95.27028Coordinates: 39°51′36″N 95°16′13″W / 39.86000°N 95.27028°W / 39.86000; -95.27028
Area less than one acre
Built 1859 (1859)
Architectural style Plains Vernacular
NRHP reference # 71000307[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1971

Irvin Hall was the first permanent building at Highland University in Highland, Kansas. It is the oldest building in Kansas still used for higher education. The building was completed as a one story classroom building in 1859. The second floor was added at a later time. The building was named for Rev. Samuel M. Irvin, a missionary at the Sac and Fox Presbyterian Mission and a founder of Highland University, which was established to serve the Native American population of Kansas.[2]

The two story red brick building is described as an excellent example of the Plains Vernacular style. The facade uses flat stone lintels over the windows and doors, with pilasters and a brickwork pattern on two side. The other elevations are plain in character. A flat-topped wood frame bell tower is situated on the east end. The interior has been extensively altered.[2]

Irvin Hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Hall, Charles L. (November 3, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Irvin Hall, Highland Community Junior College" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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