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East Hall

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Register of Historic Places)


East Hall on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute, West Virginia, is the oldest building on campus. Built in 1893, East Hall served as the president's home until 1973.

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East Hall was built in 1893.  It served as a dormitory, then the home of the college presidents. Not only was East Hall used for living quarters, it was also used for entertainment and accommodations for famous guests spend their time at WV State College. It is now used as the Regents Center for Education and Research and offices for the West Virginia State University Foundation. Until 1937, East Hall sat on the east side of campus when it was moved to the west side where it stands today.

Sources African-American Heritage Trail of WV. West Virginia Division of Tourism.

5000 Fairlawn Ave
Institute, West Virginia 25112
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  • African American History
  • Cultural History
  • Historic Homes
  • History of Public and Higher Education
This location was created on 2015-05-05 by Austin Roach, WV State University; Instructed by Billy Joe Peyton.   It was last updated on 2016-04-30 by Austin Roach, Marshall University Libraries.

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