Alexander Wade House

256 Prairie St., Morgantown, West Virginia


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Wade, a teacher and superintendent in the West Virginia school system, lived here from 1872 to 1904. He introduced important innovations in grading, promotion, and graduation procedures in 1874. These received such rave reviews from the National Education Association that the organization passed a resolution in 1879 commending his plan, which was soon adopted in schools throughout the country. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

Also a contributing property to the Chancery Hill Historic District.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
NR name
Wade, Alexander, House
Architectural style
Mixed architectural types
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Secondary structure; Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1872; 1904
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2015: Photo imported by Michael Miller