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Chitwood Hall

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1892–1893, Joseph E. Sperry. 1909, 1978. 1986–1987, Paul D. Marshall and Associates. West side of University Ave., north side of Woodburn Circle
  • (West Virginia University)
  • Chitwood Hall (Rhonda Reymond)

The last of the Woodburn Circle trio, this classroom building was designed by a Baltimore architect. Its rather straightforward facade features an open arch containing a broad stair leading to the first-floor entrance. Smooth stone belt courses define the floor levels of the brick structure, corners are quoined, and a broad hipped roof covers all. These elements reflect Beaux-Arts tendencies, and in this regard, Chitwood may be seen as a harbinger of things soon to come to the campus. In 1978 Chitwood, which originally housed the science department, was renovated to house the Department of Foreign Languages. The facade was restored in 1986–1987.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Chitwood Hall", [Morgantown, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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