Shaw Hall

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Shaw Hall, West Liberty State College
Shaw Hall, West Liberty State University.jpg
Shaw Hall, April 2011
Shaw Hall is located in West Virginia
Shaw Hall
Shaw Hall is located in the US
Shaw Hall
LocationBethany Pike, approximately 1.25 mi. S of jct. with Locust Grove Rd., West Liberty, West Virginia
Coordinates40°09′57″N 80°36′06″W / 40.1657°N 80.6016°W / 40.1657; -80.6016Coordinates: 40°09′57″N 80°36′06″W / 40.1657°N 80.6016°W / 40.1657; -80.6016
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference #96001528[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 27, 1996

Shaw Hall is a historic dormitory located on the campus of West Liberty University at West Liberty, Ohio County, West Virginia. It was built in 1919-1920, and is a three-story red brick building in the Classical Revival style. The front and end facades are dominated by two-story porticos with Ionic order columns having a stucco shaft. It was built as the first dormitory on campus and housed female students. It is the oldest building on the campus of West Liberty University. The building now houses classrooms and administrative offices. The building is named for John C. Shaw, president of West Liberty Normal School from 1908-1919.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ David Javersak and Katherine Jourdan (October 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Shaw Hall" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-01.

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