Viewing the west side and south or main face of the Washington State Normal School's first building, Barge Hall was built in 1893-1894. Located on the north side of 8th Avenue between D and E Streets, the structure provided classrooms and offices for the entire school population. The four story brick structure measured 152' x 120' with a 120' bell tower situated over the main entrance.Original postcard title: "Washington State Normal School, Ellensburg, Wash."
"Barge Hall Washington State Normal School IV" (1903). Ellensburg History Photographs. 5.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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