Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Schoolfield Hall

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Institution Name: Ferrum College
Original/Historic Place Name: Schoolfield Memorial Chapel
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1925original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism, Other (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: handmade brick
Roof: metal
ca. 1925-1970chapel
ca. 1970-present (2006)academic department building (Performing Arts Center)

Schoolfield Hall is one of the original buildings constructed in the early years following the founding of Ferrum College. Because Ferrum has deep roots and strong ties to the United Methodist Church, this facility is very symbolic of the history and church connections of the school. This building served as the college chapel and home of the Saint James Congregation until a new chapel was constructed in 1970.


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


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