Centenary State Historic Site

Centenary State Historic Site (HM21UV)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 50.504', W 91° 12.701'

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“The East Wing Dormitory”

The East Wing dormitory was the first of the campus structures to be built. Built between 1832 and 1833, the building was designed by Captain Delafield, and constructed by Alexander Smith of Wilkinson County, Mississippi at a cost of $14,000.00 (Nelson 1931:86)The East Wing was a two-story brick building, 183 feet long by 25 feet wide. The height of the exterior walls was 28 feet. There were 24 rooms with six double stack chimneys to heat each room. There were thirteen columns, each 24 feet high, lining the front of the building. The East Wing was used as a dormitory upon its completion, and with the exception of the Civil War (in which it was used as a hospital) served no other function until its demolition. After Centenary College moved to Shreveport in 1908, the East Wing was privately owned and presumed to fall into a state of disuse. In 1935 the building was razed to the ground.The ruins you see before you are all that remains of the East Wing Dormitory building.
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Date Added Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 671018 N 3413430
Decimal Degrees30.84173333, -91.21168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 50.504', W 91° 12.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 50' 30.24" N, 91° 12' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2208 Pine St, Jackson LA 70748, US
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