Wade, Alexander, House

256 Prairie St., Morgantown, West Virginia. County/parish: Monongalia.

NRIS 66000752

3 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

From Wikipedia:

Alexander Wade House

The Alexander Wade House is a historic house at 256 Prairie Street in Morgantown, West Virginia. Built in 1860, it was the home of educator Alexander Wade (1832-1904) from 1872 until his death. Wade is credited with developing a system of grade promotional exams and graduations that was widely adopted in the late 19th century. The house was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1965.

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Architectural styles:

  • Mixed (More Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Wade, Alexander

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000752