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Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Holmes Hall

[Morgan State University]

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
1. Holmes Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Holmes Hall (1949)
The building was named in honor of Dr. Dwight Oliver Wendell Holmes, the sixth President of Morgan College (1937-48). Dr. Holmes successfully guided the destinies of the College during a critical period in our nation's history, when World War II altered the political alignment and social structure of the world. Morgan was transferred to the State of Maryland in 1939 and saw unprecedented growth of the student body, postwar. Upon the foundations so carefully prepared by the late President J. O. Spencer, Dr. Holmes made the plans for and began building of the modern Morgan. Stately and classic in it architecture, Holmes Hall is located at what was then the center of campus. With its distinctive clock tower, it is considered the University's signature building. Holmes Hall was renovated in 1993 and is used today for classrooms and offices.
 
Erected by Morgan State University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitecture
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
2. Holmes Hall
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EducationWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 39° 20.827′ N, 76° 35.038′ W. Marker is in Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Hillen Road (Maryland Route 41) just south of Morgan State Campus Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD 21251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass (a few steps from this marker); Carnegie Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William C. (Bill) Rhoden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochelle Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); April D. Ryan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eddie Paulette Hurt (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan State University.
 
Holmes Hall image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 28, 2020
3. Holmes Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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