Architecture

October 9, 1954: Architect Elmer F. Jacobs Dies at 79

Oct 9, 2019
Woodburn Hall on the Campus of West Virginia University
Jesse Wright / WVPB

Architect Elmer Forrest Jacobs died in Morgantown on October 9, 1945, at age 79.  

The Preston County native attended West Virginia University and the Carnegie Institute of Technology before he began designing fire-resistant factories in Pittsburgh. In 1894, Jacobs set up his architectural practice in Morgantown.