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
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: handmade brick
Roof: flat-tar gravel
 
Function:
ca. 1917administration
ca. 1917classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices
 

Narrative:
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.
 

References:

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

 

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