Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Beckham Hall

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Institution Name: Ferrum College
Original/Historic Place Name: Beckham Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1917original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: handmade brick
Roof: flat-tar gravel
ca. 1917administration
ca. 1917classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices

Beckham Hall is one of the original buildings built soon after the founding of Ferrum College. It is named for Benjamin Beckham, the founding President. Beckham was built as a classroom and administration building, and today it continues to serve as a classroom facility with faculty offices. Beckham Hall symbolizes the rich history and mission of the institution.


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


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