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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Greenbrier College / Greenbrier Hall

 
 
Greenbrier College Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
1. Greenbrier College Marker
Inscription.  Site of the campus of Greenbrier College. In 1812, the Rev. John McElhenney established a co-ed school, the Lewisburg Academy. In 1875, the academy transferred all properties to the Lewisburg Female Institute. Briefly named Lewisburg Seminary prior to 1923 when named Greenbrier College. It closed in 1972 after educating young women from near and far.

Greenbrier Hall (1921) replaced two halls that burned: 1876-1901, 1902-1921. The hall was the main residence of Greenbrier College. It also housed the library, dining and other facilities. Classrooms, the auditorium and music rooms were in Carnegie Hall (1902). The hall is presently on Greenbrier Valley Campus of the New River Community and Technical College.
 
Erected 2012 by Greenbrier College Alumnae Association and West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 48.133′ N, 80° 26.887′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and West Foster Street, on the right when traveling south on
Greenbrier Hall side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
2. Greenbrier Hall side of marker
Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 653 Church St, Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Hall (a few steps from this marker); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lewisburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewisburg Foundation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shuck Memorial Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); William Cammack Campbell (about 400 feet away); Dick Pointer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Regarding Greenbrier College / Greenbrier Hall. This is now the campus of the New River Community and Technical College (Greenbrier Valley Campus).
 
Also see . . .  Greenbrier College Alumnae Association. Includes photos. “After the Civil War, the Presbytery took over the school and it became the Lewisburg Female Institute; although primarily an upper school, it served the very young girls of the area. In 1911, the name was changed to the Lewisburg Seminary or the Lewisburg Seminary and Music Conservative. The 1914-15 catalog reports that one-third of the faculty were in
Greenbrier College / Greenbrier Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
3. Greenbrier College / Greenbrier Hall Marker
the music department. In 1923, it became Greenbrier College for Women, chartered by an independent group of citizens and later became a ‘junior college’ offering the last two years of high school and the first two years of college. It maintained a fine academic reputation with students coming from across the United States and abroad. Always small, it provided personal attention and instruction and a haven for developing friendships.” (Submitted on October 7, 2019.) 
 
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Greenbrier Hall, Lewisburg West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
4. Greenbrier Hall, Lewisburg West Virginia
Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
5. Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg West Virginia
Greenbrier College Washington Street Gateposts image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
6. Greenbrier College Washington Street Gateposts
The inset slate stones read “Class — 1924.”
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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