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330-0005 Lantz Hall

Lantz Hall
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VLR Listing Date 10/21/1992

NRHP Listing Date 12/30/1992

NPS property number 92001711

Lantz Hall was built in 1907 as the second structure of Massanutten Military Academy, the main building of this still-active institution. Chartered in 1899, Massanutten was organized by the Virginia Classis of the Reformed Church, presently the United Church of Christ, and was one of twelve Reformed Church institutions in the country. It was designed by the Clarksville, W. Va. firm of Holmboe & Lafferty which made use of a modified castellated Gothic style popular for military schools. The composition is dominated by a central tower with corner crenelated turrets. The building originally housed fifty-two boys and four teachers, and contained an auditorium and gymnasium. Its patron was William C. Lantz, a founding trustee of the Academy, who dedicated the hall to the memory of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lantz, descendants of early German settlers of Shenandoah County.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 17, 2018