Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Roberts Hall

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Institution Name: Ferrum College
Original/Historic Place Name: Centenary Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1921original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: handmade brick
Roof: shingle
ca. 1921-present (2006)residence hall
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices

Roberts Hall was originally named Centenary Hall and was built soon after the College was founded in 1913. The facility was added to accommodate growing enrollment and served as a residence hall, a function it still serves today. The building also contains space for faculty offices.


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


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