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University in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ventress Hall

 
 
Ventress Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Ventress Hall Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1889 at a cost of $35,000, this Romanesque Revival-style building served as the University's first library. Renamed in honor of James Alexander Ventress in 1985, this building has also served as the School of Law (1911-1929), State Geological Survey and Department of Geology (1929-1963), a classroom facility and the Department of Art (1963-1970s). Following renovations in 1993, Ventress Hall became the home of the College of Liberal Arts' administrative offices in 1998.
 
Erected 2012 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 21.922′ N, 89° 32.034′ W. Marker is in University, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is on University Circle 0.2 miles west of Grove Loop, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: University Avenue, University MS 38677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lyceum — The Circle Historic District (a few steps from this marker); To Our Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); The Old Chapel
Ventress Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Ventress Hall
(within shouting distance of this marker); Barnard Observatory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lyceum (about 600 feet away); Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism (about 600 feet away); Documenting the Blues (about 700 feet away); "Dead House" (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University.
 
Regarding Ventress Hall. The construction cost of $35,000 in 1889, through inflation, is equal to $885,000 today.
 
Also see . . .  Ole Miss website about Ventress Hall. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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