Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Robert Hall

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Institution Name: Morehouse College
Original/Historic Place Name: Robert Hall
Location on Campus: campus quad
Date(s) of Construction:
1916original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick, uniformly spaced windows accented by stone
Roof: hipped shingle
ca. 1916dining hall (and kitchen)
1916-present (2006)residence hall (originally included two suites for faculty)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (post office in basement)

Robert Hall was built in 1916 in response to a demand for additional housing on campus. Morehouse students of the early 1900s raised one thousand of the thirty thousand dollars used to build the building. The third building built on the present campus, it is presently revered by students as an integral component of the Morehouse College history.


Bacote, Clarence A. The Story of Atlanta University, A Century of Service, 1865-1965. Atlanta, GA: Atlanta University, 1969.

Campus Master Plan, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, 2002.

Carter, Edward R. The Black Side; A Partial History of the Business, Religious, and Educational Side of the Negro in Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta, GA, 1894.

Jones, Edward A. A Candle in the Dark, A History of Morehouse College. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1967.


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