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Barge Hall, the first permanent structure of the Washington State Normal School constructed in 1893-1894, was named after the school's first president Benjamin Barge. The state legislature appropriated $60,000 for the construction of the building. Eugene C. Price was the architect, John Nash was the building superintendent and the H. A. VanFossom Company was awarded the construction contract. The large impressive structure was built of load-bearing masonry and wood construction measuring 152' x 120' consisting of four stories and a 120' bell tower. The bricks used in the construction were purchased by the A. O. Fowler Brick Yard in Ellensburg. The building is located on the north side of 8th Avenue between D and E Street. This view shows the building's south or main entrance and east sides.Postcard titled: No.7 Washington State Normal School, Ellensburg, Washington.
"Barge Hall Washington State Normal School I" (1902). Ellensburg History Photographs. 52.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
Ellensburg (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic, Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Ellensburg, Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Wash.), Barge Hall, Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Wash.), State Normal School (Ellensburg, Wash.)