Built in 1931, Wilson Hall is the distinguished building on the quad of James Madison’s campus. It’s a landmark for those who have attended JMU as well as passersby, as you can see the structure from Route 11. Wilson Hall was originally built as an auditorium but has also housed the campus post office, student activities, a radio-broadcast station, and more.
The two year renovation project, which began in January 2018 and will be completed in January 2020, will include updated mechanical and electrical functions, accessibilities, and an interior update with the preservation of its history. Once completed, the Department of History will be housed in Wilson Hall, as well as study spaces for teachers and students, offices for administration, and housing for faculty.
The anticipated cost of the project is 16 million dollars. Nielsen Builders, the original constructors for Wilson Hall, was awarded the renovations contract.
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