Barge Hall built in 1893-1894 was the first building on the Washington State Normal School campus. The main entrance was located directly beneath the 120' bell tower of the four-story brick structure. The building's early landscaping consisted of surrounding lawns, decorative trees and English ivy. For many years the ivy draped the main entrance. The building is located on the north side of 8th Avenue between D and E Streets.Postcard titled: "Entrance to Washington State Normal School, Ellensburg, Wash." Frayed edge upper right hand corner.
"Barge Hall, Main Entrance" (1902). Ellensburg History Photographs. 43.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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