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Wilberforce in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kezia Emery Hall (1913)

 
 
Kezia Emery Hall (1913) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Kezia Emery Hall (1913) Marker
Inscription.  This Colonial style building was originally constructed as a women's dormitory, but was later occupied by men. It was erected largely through the generosity of Andrew Carnegie and Miss E. J. Emery, a Cincinnati native living in England. The building accomodated 120 students. While the structure has sustained considerable deterioration, funding is being sought to rehabilitate it to serve as a learning center. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please contact the museum at 937-376-4944 (x114) or 1-800-752-2603.
 
Erected by National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 39° 43.044′ N, 83° 52.965′ W. Marker is in Wilberforce, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Maplewood Avenue and Brush Row Road, on the left when traveling east on Maplewood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilberforce OH 45384, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (1907) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs (within shouting distance
Kezia Emery Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
2. Kezia Emery Hall and Marker
of this marker); Martin Robison Delany (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Payne Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (approx. mile away); Paul Robeson (approx. mile away); Hallie Quinn Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilberforce.
 
Regarding Kezia Emery Hall (1913). Building is being stabilized while the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center awaits renovation funding.
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
Emery Hall under renovation image. Click for full size.
By Bob Lee, March 5, 2009
3. Emery Hall under renovation
Emery Hall under renovation image. Click for full size.
By Bob Lee, March 5, 2009
4. Emery Hall under renovation
Renovated Cupola for Emery Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bob Lee, March 5, 2009
5. Renovated Cupola for Emery Hall
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,566 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2009, by Bob Lee of Delphos, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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