View of the frontHampton Institute was founded in 1868 to educate former slaves, many of whom had migrated to this area in southern Virginia. Virginia Hall was the main building of the early campus, providing dormitories, a dining room, classrooms, and a chapel. Booker T. Washington was an alumnus of Hampton.
|Richard Morris Hunt, one of the most distinguished 19th century architects, designed this multi-purpose building as well as another less elaborate building on the campus. Hunt uses and combines historical styles, notably French chateau, Lombard Romanesque, and Victorian. He is noted for his design of fabulous mansions; see especially the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. |
Details of the front
The rear, rear angle, and a corner
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