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Wenona Hall

Wenona Hall

Built in 1909, Wecota Hall was the first women's dormitory on campus. Designed by Sioux Falls architect John J. Schwartz, construction on Wenona Hall begun in 1908 and was completed in 1909 at a cost of $50,000. Art instructor Ada Caldwell secured the name—which represents the name given to the first maiden daughter in an Indian family—from state historian Doane Robinson.

Building Description

Wenona and Wecota halls were added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior May 7, 1980.

Both Wenona Hall and Wecota Hall are fine examples of the neoclassical style and significant for their representation of early 20th century academic architecture in a campus setting.

Physical Address:

1145 Medary Ave.
Brookings, SD 57007

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Map snapshot of Wenona Hall