Lincoln Hall, Berea College

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Lincoln Hall, Berea College
Berea College, Lincoln Hall, Berea College, Berea (Madison County, Kentucky).jpg
Lincoln Hall, Berea College in 1980
Lincoln Hall, Berea College is located in Kentucky
Lincoln Hall, Berea College
Lincoln Hall, Berea College is located in the US
Lincoln Hall, Berea College
Location Berea College campus, Berea, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°34′19″N 84°17′26″W / 37.5720°N 84.2906°W / 37.5720; -84.2906Coordinates: 37°34′19″N 84°17′26″W / 37.5720°N 84.2906°W / 37.5720; -84.2906
Built 1887
NRHP Reference # 74000892
Added to NRHP December 2, 1974[1]

Lincoln Hall, on the campus of Berea College in Berea, Kentucky is a three-story building built in 1887. The building serves as school's administration building. It was declared to be a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The college, established in 1855, is significant as the first college established in the United States expressly for the goal of educating black and white students together. Lincoln Hall was built originally with first floor for classrooms and offices, with second floor for classrooms and a library, and with third floor for laboratories, a museum and meeting rooms. It was funded by donation from Roswell C. Smith, founder of Century Magazine. By 1974, the building was used for the President's office and other administrative functions.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ James Sheire (August 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Berea College - Lincoln Hall" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved March 5, 2017.  with photo from 1974

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