Filed Under African American

Estey Hall, Shaw University

Estey Hall was the first structure built for the higher education of African American women in the United States and is the oldest surviving building on the Shaw University campus. Designed by G. S. H. Appleget, the building has a cross-gabled roof with a framed cupola and windows heavily accented by surrounds of stuccoed brick. The Estey Hall Foundation rehabilitated the building in the late twentieth century.

Date: 1874

Images

Estey Hall, 2013 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Estey Hall, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Estey Hall, 2010 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Estey Hall, 2013 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Estey Hall,1873 Image courtesy of the General Negative Collection, North Carolina State Archives.
Estey Hall, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Estey Hall, date unknown Postcard. Image courtesy of "Estey Hall, Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C.," Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Postcards, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Location

East South Street on Shaw University Campus

Metadata

RHDC, “Estey Hall, Shaw University,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/52.