AKA: Central Washington State College, Campus Plan #1, Ellensburg, WA; Central Washington University, Campus Plan #1, Ellensburg, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1893

8th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA

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Central Washington University has been known by four names during its history: it was first called the Washington State Normal School, Ellensburg, WA, between 1891-1937; (like all normal schools, its purpose was to educate secondary school teachers); Central Washington College of Education, 1937-1961; Central Washington State College, 1961-1977; Central Washington University, 1977-present. Barge Hall, built in 1893-1894, was the oldest building on the Washington State Normal School's campus.

PCAD id: 9230