Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
For a century and among generations of alumni, this iconic academic building has symbolized Louisiana College. When the future of the college remained in doubt following a destructive fire, the people of Alexandria, Louisiana came forward with tremendous financial support. Generous contributions flowed in and funded the construction of what became this magnificent new home for the Baptist college on the hill. The National Register of Historic places calls its neo-classical design "one of Pineville's most architecturally impressive historic buildings.” The renowned firm R.H Hunt of Chattanooga and Dallas drew up the plans for this imposing three-story brick building on August 28, 1920. The Alexandria architect C. Scott Yeager Sr. supervised its two-year construction. President Claybrook Cottingham counted its opening as one of his greatest accomplishments.
"The Builder of all things is God” Hebrews 3:4
Erected by Louisiana College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana College (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Alexandria Hall (a few steps from this marker); In Honor and Memory of Louisiana College Students (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavanaugh Hall of Science (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1100 Block Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 1101 Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); 1000 Block Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Intersection of Main and Reagan streets (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.