Purinton House, September 2012
|Location||University Ave., Morgantown, West Virginia|
|Area||0.3 acres (0.12 ha)|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival, Colonial Revival|
|MPS||West Virginia University Neo-Classical Revival Buildings TR|
|NRHP Reference #||85003206|
|Added to NRHP||December 19, 1985|
Purinton House is a historic home associated with the West Virginia University and located at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It was built in 1904, and is a 2 1/2 story masonry dwelling with Classical Revival and Colonial Revival style features. It features a large wraparound porch whose hipped roof is supported by Ionic order columns. The porch roof is topped by a balustrade. The roof is topped by a balustraded deck and widow's walk. It served as the on-campus residence for university presidents from 1905 to 1967. On November 2, 1911, President William Howard Taft delivered the address "World Wide Speech," from the front porch of Purinton House.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Randall Gooden (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Purinton House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
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