Morrow Hall

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Morrow Hall
Morrow Hall in 2006
Location Batesville, AR
Coordinates 35°46′20.98″N 91°38′35″W / 35.7724944°N 91.64306°W / 35.7724944; -91.64306Coordinates: 35°46′20.98″N 91°38′35″W / 35.7724944°N 91.64306°W / 35.7724944; -91.64306
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Renaissance, Other
NRHP Reference # 72000205 [1]
Added to NRHP October 18, 1972

Morrow Hall is a historic building in Batesville, Arkansas at Seventh and College Streets. It was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in October 1972.[2]

Built in 1873,[3] this was the first permanent building of Arkansas College (now Lyon College), the oldest continuing private college in the state of Arkansas. Three other academic buildings once stood on the block - the Long Memorial Building, on the site of the Presbyterian sanctuary; the chapel, which stood between Long and Morrow; and the gymnasium, which has been remodeled to serve as the present church Fellowship Hall, immediately behind Morrow.

Morrow Hall stands as it was originally built. It is an "academic house," with Italianate pressed tin window trim and projecting central bay. It is now used by the First Presbyterian Church.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Arkansas Listings in the National Register". Arkansas Historical Quarterly. 40 (2): 188–192. 1981. JSTOR 40027674. 
  3. ^ "The Council of Independent Colleges: Historic Campus Architecture Project". Morrow Hall. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Morrow Hall, Batesville, Independence County". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved 14 June 2014.