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Meeting House

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1957, Frank Groff. Southwest side of Hampshire County 16, southeast of the Main Building

The sensitively designed assembly hall consciously imitates the Pavilion ( HM9.5) across the lawn, which was built more than 100 years earlier. Of concrete block faced with brick, the one-story building is fronted by a long porch with Tuscan columns. Numerous doors opening to the porch give the illusion of individual rooms within and help maintain a small scale. Over every other column stylized laurel wreaths, something of a leitmotif in Capon's architecture, decorate the frieze of the entablature.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Meeting House", [Wardensville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-HM9.2.

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