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Roth Hall

68-70 West Northampton Street • 570-408-4350 (T) • 570-408-5096 (F) • Email


Roth is a co-ed 1st year residence hall. The capacity of the building is 76 beds with a support staff of 3 RA’s. Singles, doubles, and triples are offered as housing options. The hall was formally known as Chesapeake and Delaware Hall (separately).

If you were at Wilkes before 1967...

you would have known Roth Hall as Chesapeake and Delaware Halls. They were built in the 1880s as a block of four houses with a common facade. The homes belonged to Benjamin Reynolds, a businessman, and were designed by the Wilkes-Barre architectural firm of Kipp and Podmore.

During the 1900s, Roth Hall was renovated into apartments, but the basic original structure of the building remains intact.

A Baptist church previously stood on the site of Roth Hall. The brick, Greek Revival church was built circa 1847, but was sold when the congregation moved out in the 1880s.

The homes originally belonged to Benjamin Reynolds, a businessman, and were designed by the Wilkes-Barre architectural firm of Kipp and Podmore.

Although the original home was renovated into apartments in the early 1900s, its basic original structure remains intact. Before the block of houses was built, the Baptist congregation's church stood on the site. The brick, Greek Revival church was built around 1847, but was sold when the congregation moved out in the 1880s.

 

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