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Old East
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Old East in winter 2007
Old East in winter 2007
Erected 1793
Location Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Website Old East
Old East, University of North Carolina
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Old East is located in North Carolina
Location: University of North Carolina campus, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°54′45″N 79°3′3″W / 35.9125°N 79.05083°W / 35.9125; -79.05083Coordinates: 35°54′45″N 79°3′3″W / 35.9125°N 79.05083°W / 35.9125; -79.05083
Built/Founded: 1795
Architect: Multiple
Architectural style(s): Italianate
Governing body: State
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966
NRHP Reference#: 66000596


Coordinates: 35°54′44.42842″N 79°3′2.95369″W / 35.9123412278°N 79.0508204694°W / 35.9123412278; -79.0508204694 (Old East) Old East is located at the north part of campus in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is the oldest state university building in the United States.


History and Today

Its corner stone was laid on October 12, 1793. After one century, October 12 was declared to be the birthday of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service December 21, 1965.[2]

Today, renovated Old East is still housing male and female students as a dormitory building.


The Old Well and Old East, as the earliest buildings at UNC, have long been the symbols of the university. There are some collections of art about Old East and the Old Well in Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, North Carolina as well as in UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Library.

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.  
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks Survey". National Park Service. January 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.  

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