Benjamin Allen Hall, Lincoln University – Jefferson City MO

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Benjamin Allen Hall is named after an early 20th Century Lincoln University president and was built as a dormitory by the PWA in 1936.  It served as housing for black legislators who could not find rooms at hotels in Jefferson City during legislative sessions.  A professor of sociology, Oliver Cromwell Cox, was unable to find suitable housing when he arrived to teach in 1948 and resided in the dormitory for the next 20 years.

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Jefferson City Missouri website

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on June 26, 2015.

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900 Chestnut St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Coordinates: 38.563938, -92.169927

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