Location Information
(for the Old University Library)
Name:(Old) University Library [Kennard-Washington Hall]
Address:University of Southern Mississippi
City/County:Hattiesburg, Forrest County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1939
Architectural Styles(s):Georgian Revival
Registration Information
NR District Name:University of Southern Mississippi
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:17
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designed by the firm of Shaw & Wobelen, this two-story Georgian Revival building was built in 1939 as a Federal Works Agency project, to serve at the university library. In 1961, the physical plant dept. converted the old library into administrative offices. The stack room was removed and a second floor built in that area; new awning type windows were installed and permanent walls installed to create offices; air conditioning was installed; and floors were tiled. This building is a contributing component of the University of Southern Mississippi Historic District.