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Oakland Memorial Chapel

Alcorn, Mississippi
County of Claiborne.
Alcorn State University Campus
National Register Number: 74001057
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MS-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Chapel.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
Constructed in 1838 by skilled Black craftmen, this Greek Revival style structure symbolizes the importance of Alcorn University as the first Black land grant college in the country. Alcorn was founded in 1871 expressly for the education of Blacks, on the site of Oakland College, which had been established for the education of the white youth of the area. Alcorn's first president was Hiram Rhoades Revels (1827-1901), one of the most disintguished Blacks of the Reconstruction Era.

The Oakland Memorial Chapel is in excellent condition. No major structural or other repairs are needed at this time.

No major repairs have been performed since the last report.

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