West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District

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West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District
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Old Main Entry, West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District, January 2010
West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District
West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District is located in the US
West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District
LocationBounded by S. High and S. Church Sts., College and Rosedale Aves., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′08″N 75°35′55″W / 39.95222°N 75.59861°W / 39.95222; -75.59861Coordinates: 39°57′08″N 75°35′55″W / 39.95222°N 75.59861°W / 39.95222; -75.59861
Area12.6 acres (5.1 ha)
Built1891-1940
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Classical Revival, Other, Collegiate Gothic
NRHP reference #81000539[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 8, 1981

West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District, also known as the Quadrangle Historic District, is a group of historic academic buildings and national historic district located on the campus of West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It consists of five contributing buildings built between 1891 and 1940. They are Recitation Hall (1891-1893), the former Model School (1899, Ruby Jones Hall), the Old Library (1902-1904), Philips Memorial Building (1925-1927), and Anderson Hall (1937-1940). Except for Philips, these buildings are all constructed of native Chester County serpentine stone.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02. Note: This includes Richard J. Webster (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.