Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Booker T. Washington Building

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Institution Name: Voorhees College
Original/Historic Place Name: Booker T. Washington Hospital
Location on Campus: Academic Circle
Date(s) of Construction:
1905original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Walls: brick
ca. 1905infirmary (hospital)
ca. 1995academic department building (research and development center)
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration

Booker T. Washington Building was originally opened in 1905 as the Booker T. Washington Hospital. It was the first brick building given to the school by Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees. Through the years the building served as a medical training center, infirmary, community home, and girls' dormitory. The most recent renovation, completed in 1995, turned Booker T. Washington Building into a state-of-the-art faculty research and development center.


Voorhees College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1982.


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