James H. Wilson Hall
Domestic Science Building
The building in December 2010
|Location||Alabama A&M University campus, Huntsville, Alabama|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Part of||Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Historic District (#01001407)|
|NRHP reference #||73000358|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1973|
|Designated CP||December 31, 2001|
James H. Wilson Hall (formerly known as the Councill Domestic Science Building) is a historic building on the campus of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. It was built in 1911 after a gift from the Robert R. McCormick family. It served as the university's home economics building until 1968, when it was partly taken over by the art department until 1970. It was vacant until 1990, when the building was restored and taken over by the State Black Archives Research Center and Museum.
The center portion of the building is three stories, with a gable roof running front-to-back. The main entrance is inside an enclosed lobby of white painted brick which features three windowed arches on the front and arches with glass doors on either side. Above the lobby is a two-story pedimented portico, supported by four Ionic columns, with a third-floor balcony. On either side of the main block, set back from the portico, are 2 four-bay, two-story wings. Windows on the first floor façade are six-over-six sashes, while the second and third floors are nine-over-nine. The roof is covered in red tile with a decorative finial on the gable ends. The cornice is decorated with small dentils on the wings, and larger ones on the architrave.
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- Faulk, Kent (March 4, 2002). "Budget cuts threaten goals of black archives". The Gadsden Times. Archived from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
- Floyd, W. Warner; D.I. Horn, Jr. (November 17, 1972). "Domestic Science Building" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
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