Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
John Wesley Hall

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Institution Name: Ferrum College
Original/Historic Place Name: John Wesley Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1914original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: handmade brick
Roof: metal
 
Function:
ca. 1914residence hall
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration
 

Narrative:
John Wesley Hall was the first building constructed after the founding of the College in 1913. The building represents the history and dedication of the many people who helped Ferrum become the institution it is today. The building was originally constructed as a residence hall with dining facilities. Currently it serves as the main administration building on campus.
 

References:

Hurt, Frank Benjamin. A History of Ferrum College: An Uncommon Challenge 1914-1974. Roanoke, VA: Stone Printing Company, 1977.

 

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