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Lynch-Raine Administration Building (College Hall)
By 1886, after several years of fruitless attempts, the West Virginia Conference of the Methodist
Largely unchanged since it was completed, the building has a facade with three-story, gableended wings framing two-and-one-half-story hyphens on either side of a central tower. The tower rises above the other parts to culminate in a square belfry with three louvered arches on each face and a battlemented parapet above. The parapet and the Tudor-arched main entrance below provide a dab of Gothic flavor. The Washington, D.C., architects showed plans for the building at the 1906 Washington Architectural Club Exhibition.
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