Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Booker T. Washington Building

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Institution Name: Voorhees College
Original/Historic Place Name: Booker T. Washington Hospital
Location on Campus: Academic Circle
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1905original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick
Roof: none specified
ca. 1905infirmary (hospital)
ca. 1995academic department building (research and development center)
ca. 2004-present (2007)administration

Significance: architecture, culture, history
Landmark designation:
National RegisterVoorhees College Historic District (1982)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Booker T. Washington Building was originally opened in 1905 as the Booker T. Washington Hospital. It was the first brick building given to the school by Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees. Through the years the building served as a medical training center, infirmary, community home, and girls' dormitory. The most recent renovation, completed in 1995, turned Booker T. Washington Building into a state-of-the-art faculty research and development center.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Voorhees College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1982.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections
Government Offices

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