Canty House

Institute, WV

Now a part of the holdings of West Virginia State University, the Canty House was privately built and owned until the 1960s, when the college purchased it. Since its purchase, West Virginia State University has used the Canty House as an office building, as the campus health center and currently is the site of the college's Sports Hall of Fame. Originally the building was the residence of "Colonel" James Munroe Canty, one of the early instructors at the West Virginia Colored Institute. He was appointed as its "Superintendent of Mechanics" in January 1893 upon Booker T. Washington's recommendation to Principal J. M. Hill. On the National Register of Historic Places.

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