Oglebay Hall

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Oglebay Hall
Oglebay Hall, September 2012
Oglebay Hall is located in West Virginia
Oglebay Hall
Oglebay Hall is located in the US
Oglebay Hall
Location University Ave., Morgantown, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°38′14″N 79°57′16″W / 39.63722°N 79.95444°W / 39.63722; -79.95444Coordinates: 39°38′14″N 79°57′16″W / 39.63722°N 79.95444°W / 39.63722; -79.95444
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1918
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS West Virginia University Neo-Classical Revival Buildings TR
NRHP reference # 85003207[1]
Added to NRHP December 19, 1985

Oglebay Hall is a historic classroom building associated with the West Virginia University and located at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It was built in 1918, and is a three-story, brick and concrete building with Classical Revival detailing. The front facade features four Doric order columns that support a pediment with a false, concrete railing and entabulature with the building's name. It also has balconies with cast iron balustrades. It originally housed the university's College of Agriculture (until 1961) and represents the university's heritage as a land-grant institution. The building is named for industrialist and philanthropist Earl W. Oglebay, whose house at Wheeling, West Virginia is known as the Oglebay Mansion Museum.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Randall Gooden (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Oglebay Hall" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.