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Barre Hall

80 West River Street • 570-408-4350 (T) • 570-408-5096 (F) • Email

All this, and a patio too.

Barre Hall is a mansion-style co-ed dorm where men and women live on separate floors. Two upperclass Resident Assistants -- one male and one female -- also live in the building and are available to help underclassmen. 

Barre has lounge areas on each of its three floors. In addition to the social spaces the lounges offer, small "study nooks" are also available. 

And that patio we mentioned earlier? It's on the front of the house and is an especially great place to spend time when the weather is warm.

co-ed • rooms...11 singles, 9 doubles, 5 triples • average room size...12' x 9'
named for one of Wilkes-Barre's namesakes

If you were at Wilkes before 1970...

you could only admire the stately brick house on the corner. Barre Hall did not become part of our "West River" neighborhood until 1970, when Wilkes purchased the property and named it after Colonel Isaac Barre -- the second campus building named to honor the famous colonel. The first was located at 154 South River Street, but was demolished in 1971, to make room for Stark Learning Center.

The tall-gabled home at West River and West Ross Streets was built circa 1873, as a home for Richard Sharpe, the founder of a local mining firm. Its architecture is characteristic of the High Victorian Gothic style popular in the mid- to late-nineteenth century.


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