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Ward Guest House

Building History
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Date Built: 1931
Date Razed:
Cost of Construction:
Gross Square Feet: 3,085
Assignable Square Feet: 2,800

Namesake: Robert Allen Ward and Margaret Ward from Burlington, NC are long-time ECU supporters who have donated over $500,000 to the Education Foundation.Robert Ward is also a member and secretary of the ECU Board of Trustees. The Ward Sports Medicine and Physical Education Buildings are also named after them.

History: The guest house was donated by the Ward Family in 1992 for special campus visitors to stay for short periods of time. These visitors include the Board of Trustees and commencement speakers.The colonial revival style house was built in 1931. It is a one-and-a-half story red brick house with three bedrooms, a kitchen, steamroom, and baths. The house is located at 1201 East Fifth Street on the north side of campus and is currently valued at more than $200,000.Under the Greenville city ordinance noone can stay in the house for more than 14 consecutive days.ECU housekeeping, grounds service, and security will maintain the house as visitors use the building.

Additions: 1992 - The Ward family funded the refurbishing and refurnishing of the house.

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