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CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY

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DESCRIPTION: DESIGNED BY SAINT LOUIS ARCHITECT C.E. ILLSLEY TO REPLACE THE FIRST CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY BUILDING WHICH HAD BURNED IN 1887. DESIGNED IN THE ROAMESQUE REVIVAL STYLE, THIS IMPOSING BUILDING SERVED AS THE CENTERPIECE IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF THE CHEROKEE NATION. IT BECAME THE CENTERPIECE OF NORTHEASTERN STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AFTER STATEHOOD AND SERVES THE CAMPUS OF NORTHEASTRN STATE UNIVERSITY TODAY. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 4/5/73.

NR ID Number 73001558

Historic Name

CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY

Current Name

SEMINARY HALL

Project Name 

Latitude 35.86648
Longitude -94.95329

Address

CAMPUS OF NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

City

TAHLEQUAH

County

CHEROKEE

County code

021

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Section

Township

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Type BUILDING
Historic Function  EDUCATION
Current Function EDUCATION
Area Significance 1 ETHNIC HISTORY: NATIVE AMERICAN
Area Significance 2 EDUCATION
Architect / Builder C.E. ILLSLEY, ARCHITECT
Date Prepared  DECEMBER 1972
Year Built 1887-1889
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style ROMANESQUE REVIVAL
Roof Material  SLATE
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material  WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Detail MULTIPLE ROUND ARCHES, TURRETS FLANKING THE ENTRY.
Condition GOOD

 
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