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Photograph of a line of colonnaded buildings on the grounds of Washington and Lee University
Original Author: Virginia Hamrick Photography
Created: ca. 2012
Medium: Digital photograph

Washington and Lee University

The centerpiece of Washington and Lee University (formerly Washington College) features this row of buildings known collectively as "The Colonnade". Washington Hall, at center, a Greek Revival–style building erected in 1824, is the oldest structure on campus; atop the building is a statue of George Washington. Following the Civil War, Robert E. Lee served as president of the college for five years. Shortly after Lee's death in 1870, the college was renamed Washington and Lee University to honor the former Confederate leader.

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