Anna Shelton Hall – Pennsylvania

Anna Shelton Hall is a one-story banquet and lecture hall, rectangular in plan, with green glazed tile hipped roof. The fanlit arcade on the front elevation, which originally had double doors opening onto a full terrace, is now enclosed with fixed-sash windows. This building was the first construction project undertaken by the Woman’s Club. It was designed by Sanguinet, Staats & Hedrick and built in 1925-26. It was set back from the street, joined to the William G. Newby Memorial Building on the west and flanked by Florence Shuman Hall on the east. The front garden, designed by S. Herbert Hare, of the landscape architectural firm of Hare & Hare of Kansas City, includes a fountain by Frederich MacMonnies which originally stood in the Court of Honor of the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The hall was later renamed for the club’s first president.

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