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

Oct 9, 2019
Woodburn Hall on the Campus of West Virginia University
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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.

Woodburn Hall, West Virginia University
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A Thursday sentencing is set for a New Jersey man who pleaded no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity.

Michael Sousa entered the plea Tuesday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.