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Umstead Dormitory

Building History
Other Names: none Umstead
Date Built: 1955
Date Razed:
Cost of Construction: $650,000
Gross Square Feet: 48,812
Assignable Square Feet: 35,391
Architects: Eric G. Flannagan, Greenville, NC

Namesake: William B. Umstead (1895-1954) served in World War I. He was a lawyer (1921-1923), a Congressman (1932-1936), a US Senator (1946-1948), and Governor (1953-1954) of North Carolina. Umstead played an active part in many church and civic affairs. He was also President of the University of North Carolina Alumni Association and a trustee of the Consolidated University (1945-1954).

History: Umstead Hall was used temporarily to house 310 male students (1955-1960). It was converted into a dormitory for women (1960) by the addition of a lobby and other facilities at the cost of $117,000.

The three-story structure, facing Tenth Street, is very similar to Slay Dormitory. Both buildings were converted into women's dormitories by the same architect and contractor in 1960. Umstead Dormitory's design is Modified Georgian. The walls are solid brick, and the window sills are limestone.The building's U-shaped in plan. The building was dedicated on April 1, 1962.

Additions: 1961 - lobby extension built, James Griffith, Jr., Greenville, NC

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