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The Dolph Camp, Bussey and Peace Halls Historic District encompasses three historic buildings on the campus of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas


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Dolph Camp is a two-story brick structure built in 1957 to house the school's music department. Its main entrance is sheltered by a single-story portico supported by six columns. The triangular pediment has an elliptical window. It was extensively
  • Bussey Hall is a three-story brick structure built in 1949-50 as a girls dormitory, a function it still performs today. It is roughly U-shaped, with a main entrance sheltered by a three-story portico with triangular gable pediment supported by round
  • Peace Hall is a two-story brick structure built in 1951, originally serving as the university library. It has a hipped roof pierced by round-arch dormers, and a main entrance which is similar to that of Bussey Hall, although it is only two stories in
The Dolph Camp, Bussey and Peace Halls Historic District encompasses three historic buildings on the campus of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. Dolph Camp, Bussey Hall, and Peace Hall are brick buildings constructed between 1949 and 1957, and are well-preserved local examples of academic Colonial Revival architecture. All three buildings were designed by Wittenberg, Delony and Davidson. 

The buildings were listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.


This property is part of a working university.

Please check with the officials at Southern Arkansas University before going.

(870) 235-4000


National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service

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