Southern Seminary Main Building

Southern Seminary Main Building, originally known as the Hotel Buena Vista and now Main Hall of Southern Virginia University, is a historic hotel building located at Buena Vista, Virginia. It was built in 1890, and is a 3 1/2-story, brick and frame building in an eclectic combination of Queen Anne and French Renaissance style architecture. It features a steep slate covered gable roof, round towers with conical and domical roofs, three-level wooden galleries, and Palladian windows. By 1907, the building was known as the Southern Seminary Main Building, after consolidation of three campuses of that school.[3]

Southern Seminary Main Building
Southern Seminary Main Building Nov 12.jpg
Southern Seminary Main Building, November 2012
Southern Seminary Main Building is located in Virginia
Southern Seminary Main Building
Southern Seminary Main Building is located in the United States
Southern Seminary Main Building
LocationJct. of Ivy and Park Aves., Buena Vista, Virginia
Coordinates37°44′24″N 79°21′2″W / 37.74000°N 79.35056°W / 37.74000; -79.35056Coordinates: 37°44′24″N 79°21′2″W / 37.74000°N 79.35056°W / 37.74000; -79.35056
Area9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1890 (1890)
ArchitectFoulks, S.W.
Architectural styleRenaissance, Queen Anne, French Renaissance
NRHP reference No.72001501[1]
VLR No.103-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 13, 1972
Designated VLRDecember 21, 1971[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (December 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Southern Seminary Main Building" (PDF). and Accompanying photo

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